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Google is 20, Chrome is 10, and Microsoft would rather ignore the Nokia deal's 5th birthday

RyokuMas Silver badge

The "App Gap"

" A lack of apps ensured customers stayed away in their droves..."

Funny how people still pin the demise of Windows Phone on the "App Gap". Think for a bit - unless you have some kind of specialist area of interest or a specific game you're into, how many apps do you use per day on your phone? In my case, I know I'm normally in single figures, and two of them are "web browser" and "email client".

I would be more of a mind that Windows Phone failed because of Microsoft's utter failure to market it effectively, their continual switching of architecture and development requirements, and, above all, the insistence on calling it "Windows Phone"...

... okay, they could have done worse on that last point and called it a "Zune Phone"...

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