If you remember, Microsoft Mexico had said a few weeks ago that the official Windows 10 Mobile update for Windows Phone devices was going to be released on 29th February. Well, today is 1st March, and there’s no sign of any upgrade. Moreover, Microsoft chooses to stay tight-lipped about the Windows 10 Mobile release date, even though the market share is getting hurt by the secrecy built up around the operating system.
A lot of users have grown tired of waiting and have decided to hop on to another platform. This is a very bad turn for Microsoft, as it might end up losing a large part of its user base. Gartner has provided some latest market share statistics, which suggests that just 1.1% of all the phones in the world are running Windows Phone OS. Do note that this number was 3% earlier.
The fact that Windows 10 Mobile is taking too long is not the reason behind the decrease in the market share. The reason is that Microsoft does not provide any details on its plans for the OS, and even if it does, either they are too vague or do not end up as promised. And that’s what is hurting the community. For instance, the company had said that Windows 10 Mobile would come out in early 2016, which could mean anything between January to April. That’s the uncertainty users hate.
Also, a lot of Microsoft accounts, like the Mexico Twitter arm, leak information that comes out as inaccurate. It’s already March 2016 and we haven’t got any confirmation from the company about the upgrade. Such type of secrecy is unwanted from the consumers, who are the ultimate buyers and have every right to know what’s going on about the updates that their devices are set to receive.
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