Quick Note: Ballmer's "Still Small" Windows Phone 8 will "Ramp Quickly"
November 5, 2012 8:20 AM
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Ballmer makes the pitch for Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone barely registers in the minds of customers looking to purchase smartphones. Most of the general populous walking into a mobile store these days has already predetermined that they will select an iPhone or one of the members from the growing Android Army.
RIM's Blackberry OS
and Windows Phone are continuing to take a backseat in the lucrative smartphone market.
With this is mind, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is still confident that
things will change with Windows Phone 8
recently launched smartphone operating system
definitely looks slick, but is it compelling enough to attract not only new customers, but also legions of developers to make the platform thrive?
In a recent launch event in Israel, Ballmer seemed to disregard RIM and said that Microsoft is working with a number of OEM partners to make Windows Phone 8 a "really strong third participant" in the market.
Ballmer also went on to say that Windows Phone is "still relatively small", but that he "Expect[s] the volumes on Windows Phone to really ramp quickly."
When it comes to enthusiasm for the platform, we know that Ballmer is all in. The boisterous CEO recently narrated a commercial that showcases the highlights of Windows Phone 8.
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11/5/2012 10:48:26 AM
"Or can you sideload apps meanwhile? Or are you able to act as admin, like on a rooted Android phone?"
You cant do that on a stock Android either, thus the need to root it. I would imagine there will be a similar way to tweak WP8.
11/5/2012 10:54:42 AM
No you can sideload Apps in Android. You do not need to root it or so.
Just go to Settings - Security, there you'll find an according option.
Just like it should be - sideloading is turned off by default, but you can turn it on without any ifs and buts. Google knows how an mobile OS should be features-wise.
11/5/2012 11:07:07 AM
LOL... I didnt even think about it. I never had one that I didnt root 1st thing.
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