Source: Microsoft [TechNet]
quote: Yes but the problem is, people just don't like "live tiles". They don't like them on Windows Phone, and they damn sure don't like them on Windows 8 RT or otherwise.
quote: Windows Phone has been around a long time now. For comparison, at this point on the market Android had nearly a 40% market share. You can only make excuses for so long before you acknowledge Windows Phone might not be the mecca you think it is, and it doesn't 'jive' with consumers.
quote: When I want an app to display live info, I have a widget for that. You know Widgets, the concept MS blatantly stole and called "live tiles"? I don't want my entire UI to be big square widgets though, that's absurd.
quote: Sorry, but it's a disjointed mess! Those colors, those multi-sized tiles, the complete lack of any hierarchical structure or organization. You have to be kidding me.
quote: Also the notification system, well, I should say LACK OF. Seriously this is a big deal to me, I'm a huge fan of Android's notification system and how intuitive and powerful it is. Even iOS has a more robust system for this than Windows Phone. There’s no option to see a silent pop-up, and there’s no notification center which also means you don’t have a single place to glance at incoming e-mails, text messages and social network messages. If you want to see what’s happening, your only option is to go to the home screen and thumb through a bunch of Live Tiles. Wtf??
quote: This is really showing that you have never used a Windows Phone. You can choose a tile to act as a notifier for WHATEVER you want. I have my SMS, and two email accounts set up as live tiles. I can glance at the screen to see if I have any messages and if I do I can read them with two taps.
quote: As these contracts expire and more Windows Phone options become available, it is likely that more people will gravitate toward it because it is such a well-designed mobile OS.