STOP exclusive Nokia-ONLY Apps and Features.
People say Android is fragmented.. Because an app that works on one phone may or may not work on another phone - or may not work the same way.
We are bringing this WORST Android feature to Windows Phone. Viber just announced today that their VoIP call feature will be exclusive to Nokia handsets. There are also other apps that are Nokia-only.
It's one thing that device makers tag on apps made by themselves and make it exclusive to their handsets. Its a completely different thing when a 3rd party app developer is bribed into releasing a popular app on Nokia-only.
I realize there are other options that replace Viber.. but I am concerned that this trend will spread further. Loyal customers who bought the first versions of WP7 handsets when Nokia did not even make WP phones are really disappointed. I dare Microsoft to mess with their most loyal users at a time when they are struggling to gain users. STOP THIS ****! Please Vote if you agree.
Ahmed Nassar commented
Microsoft owns Nokia at the moment
Yeah why not force communism on us. Whatever man developers should be forced to make apps that have to work on the least capable phones and forget about the newer more capable ones. So what if my phone is slower and cant crunch the numbers or have space or maybe just not the ability to do what the other guys phone can do. We should have the right to promote our own products favorite products or just pay someone to do it. Oh yeah we CAN AND DO! The fact is that if a third party wants to make an exclusive app they do have that right its a personal decision at least here in America. The fact is that third party will only hurt themselves.
LOL for this dubious suggestion.
Y not pester ur OEMs supporting WP to engage with 3rd party app developers?
@virus.app You realise that Nokia exclusive apps, that's apps not games, never see the light of day on any other Windows Phones, don't you?
Any incentives given to manufacturers that detract from the experience of the complete customer base should be reconsidered.
I have an HTC 8X on T-Mobile and while I love my WP8 device (iPhone/ Android deserter) I can't help but feel I'm getting a second rate experience what with the Nokia and carrier exclusives.
App selection and availability is already limited enough on WP8.
I actually, I want some competition like this because the OS is so halfbaked, hardware makers need to put in some sweat as well. The first one that makes T9 predictive text keypad will win my love.
Nokia goes behind these popular 3rd party apps and its developers to get them interested in wp (something Microsoft should be doing). After all that effort put into it.. The only benefit nokia gets is that the app launches as a nokia exclusive. I think that's fair. Most if not all will eventually be released for all wp users in a month or two. Fragmentation is inevitable when the platform is run on $200 to $800 devices. You shouldn't complain you should thank Nokia for bringing apps to wp at least u know u ll get it in a month or two after lumias.
It would be reasonable for Nokia to give their apps free with their devices as a buying incentive and to sell them for other devices.
Simpson Bart commented
Nokia is trying their best to fix MS's mistakes, reimplement features that made Nokia what it was and what it is. Flip to silence, voice for rintones, stuff like that.
Why would you want MS to stop them? Nokia makes top tier phone with top notch features, and already they are giving some away to help the ecosystem, you can't ask them to develop unique features and then distribute them as you wish.
If anything, you can ask MS to mirror some of Nokia's features in the OS, as they do with Windows where they implement their own versions of popular software (AV, DVD burning, etc)
A little competition wouldn't hurt.
Already Nokia is kinda bummed that they can't run loose with improvements, held back by WP8 limitations. Small wonder they hold on to what little they have.
I don't get all the "negative" comments. Think of it this way - what if you bought, say, Lenovo laptop with Windows, and than found out that for example Skype or Facebook runs only on Dell laptops, just because Dell wants it so? I mean - this is not about few utilities, this is about general 3rd party apps. I understand that Nokia puts its own money into development of those apps, but why not to let people buy those apps then. It would be even understandable if Nokia provided those apps for free for own customers and wanted others to buy them, but to not provide them for others at all? This is just wrong.
Its either Nokia exclusive, or not at all. Nokia pays for all the development.
no thumbs down button.
Yann Pautasso commented
Lol ! Nokia develops very good apps. If your are jealous, ask others manufacturers too create apps too.
Or better, switch to Nokia!
Well ditch the HTC or whatever you have and get a Nokia, can't go wrong, Nokia like to keep thinks fresh.
Dmitry Leo commented
You seem to have no idea of what fragmentation really is.
If only we could down vote ideas, because this is stupid.
Alex Ang commented
While other phone manufacturer or OS having court case now and then.
Nokia was the one spending more time, money and effort to bring exclusive experience to their users (and finally other phone manufacturer can copycat the ideas).
So exclusive apps or functions for Nokia phones because Nokia has done their effort to develop something further with the supplier like Viber.
Bottom line, dedicated functions or apps do justice for Nokia.
This is just stupid. Stop the competition and the evolving will end at the same.
LG optimus 7 (wp7) had some great unique apps, didn't realize how great they were before moving to a HTC wp8. I was really impressed when they presented the Nokia camera and all those lenses and i was sure HTC has them too. Well it has only the bing lens and the lens market has only stuff that I don't need.
This is moronic. They are exclusive Nokia apps because Nokia exclusively makes WP8 devices. Besides HTC, I believe Nokia is the only dedicated one making WP8. And your definition of fragmented is horrible. Bloatware does not equate to fragmentation. It's just an App. Delete it. Don't insult the OS just because you don't like an App.