Going in the right direction
I like what I am seeing so far. Loosening the reigns a bit is not a bad thing. Allowing more hardware options will attract more hardware manufacturers and allow the price point to be lower allowing Windows Phone to compete more readily with Android.
Now the question that begs to be asked. Will it work? Will it attract more manufacturers? Time will tell.
Agreed and they need to take the same path with RT concerning tablets (remove Office and make it a separate app purchase, this would allow the OS to be cheaper but gives the customer the option to purchase it if they want it thus reaping a higher prof...