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Sony is still talking with Microsoft about adopting Windows Phone

By Shawn Knight
Jan 10, 2014
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  1. Unlike most other handset manufacturers, Sony apparently isn’t content to rely on just one mobile operating system. It would seem that the Japanese tech giant is eyeballing Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform (and perhaps others) as it looks to the future.
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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Sony phones would go well with Windows Phone 8. I hope this happens.
     
  3. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 481   +159

    I've tryed low mid-range of phones with WP and low mid-range of phones with Android, and the ones with WP work better and have an expected response according to their hardware; while I have no trouble with upper-mid to high end phones with Android. What I see as a benefit of offering WP would be faster updates since Microsoft would be the only one touching the code, Office, and SONY just focusing on its apps development and not tweaking the whole OS as they're doing now with Android.

    And since WP has some hardware requirements that must be met, it would enhance the features offered by hardware as a standard -Android doesn't require giroscope and all sensors to work, while WP does expect certain sensors. Is the end user who has the choices and last word and ultimately the one benefited.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014
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  4. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 845   +335

    WP seems much more lighter than Android, therefore it's faster with lower end hardware. I used friends Lumia 520 which is low or mid ranged phone and it works flawlessly, I can't expect it to be faster cause almost everything is done in an instant. Just there are some cosmetic stuff I don't like about WP. I.E. you don't have a wallpaper.
     
  5. When you use 8 bit color it may make it appear faster.
     
  6. Android appeals to me due to its vast software library. I can see the appeal of ios too. However Windows Phone does not appeal an although the hardware is good thats about it. Severe lack of apps and I hate the basic look of Metro. Jog on Microsoft.....
     

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