I have tried Apple and Android tablets, and am almost embarrassed to say I prefer Microsoft’s Windows general way of operating. Basic things like navigation and file management seem to correspond to traditional record keeping, which even with technology we end up having to maintain.
So, I switched back to MS, desktop, tablet and mobile. However, MS have dumped mobile windows, and hence their nokia mobile range. Worse this has virtually killed the windows Apps market.
Even without mobile, Tablets still need Windows apps, so fail to see the logic in dumping mobile apps.
I think the lower take up of Windows apps is largely MS own making. They have done little to help app creators to produce Windows versions of apple and android apps. As a keen sports person and coach, most of the well known sports related software tools, have a desktop admin base, (eg, Training Peaks) but virtually none have a windows app to say collect the raw live data, heart rate, trips, exercise rates, etc.
This dumping of mobile windows has had virtually no airplay in the media, be that conventional or online. MS seemed to have been able to shut that down. But without a public outcry nothing will change. Companies like MS will just get away with what ever they like.
Can you imagine the situation if Apple or Android just decide to shut up shop, and there be no means of it being widely discussed, etc. It isn’t limited to just the large IT internationals. Many companies put a huge effort into locking customers in, but just as easily, as MS has demonstrated, can dump us when it suits them.
MS have a feedback web page, https://microsoftfeedback.com.au/ but its content is closed from public view, no-one else knows what others are concerned about! Is there a well known blog, facebook page, forum, etc, where the public can be more open about such issues?