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Replying to:  Android becoming closed? by Zpike   Apr 16, 2014, 2:21 PM

Re: Android becoming closed?

by Vmac39    Apr 17, 2014, 5:29 AM

It's not becoming closed, by separating the functions into apps. They are starting to realize what Microsoft has realized. Having an all inclusive OS, while a novel idea, is more problematic, when you need to update it. You have to do an entire system update, just to correct or enhance features for a specific function, such as, a camera app in this case.

Many people have complained about Microsoft removing the built in ability to post and update to social sites in the People Hub. But, when you have an issue with that particular feature, you then have to push out a system update to fix it. It is much easier for them to update specific apps, than write an entire update for the OS itself, and quicker.

This is from my understanding from articles that I have read about MS choice to remove certain functions of the OS and rely more on the apps themselves. Honestly, I am actually glad that they are doing this. I loved the fact that I could post and check statuses and other novelty things with WP, without actually having to go into the app itself. It was quicker and more convenient.

I started having issues with the built in messenger, when I wanted to IM on Facebook with the built in messenger function of WP. I realized that there wasn't going to be a fix for it, until an OS update was pushed out. That's a problem, and I think MS realized that. Which is why they opted to rely on separate apps. Now, if they could just find a way to give a similar experience, while keeping the apps separate from the OS, I and I'm sure other WP users would appreciate it.

Would you rather have the functionality of certain apps updated more frequently or wait for an OS update, because the app functions are too tied into the OS itself?

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