Win­dows Phone to re­vive

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

Mi­crosoft’s Win­dows Phone op­er­at­ing sys­tem is a promis­ing plat­form. But it has some draw­backs. There is a lack of hard­ware ven­dors and a lack of apps. When the com­pany first an­nounced the Win­dows Phone 8, we saw a few big play­ers in­clud­ing Sam­sung, HTC and Nokia launch phones with this op­er­at­ing sys­tem. But grad­u­ally, ev­ery­one pulled out with only Nokia con­tin­u­ing to use this sys­tem. How­ever, things are set to change. Mi­crosoft af­ter an­nounc­ing the up­date for Win­dows 8.1 has said the com­pany is “open to busi­ness” at the global level. It has tied up with Fox­conn, Gionee, Kar­bonn, Lava (Xolo), Len­ovo, LG, Longcheer and ZTE in ad­di­tion to its ex­ist­ing al­liance with LG, Sam­sung, HTC and Huawei. Mi­crosoft also men­tioned that the Win­dows Phone will soon sup­port Snap­dragon 200, Snap­dragon 400, and Snap­dragon 400 LTE. We could also see Win­dows Phones with dual-SIM com­pat­i­bil­ity

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