The WP apps ecosystem is growing rapidly, even faster than Android during its equivalent stage. Infact after Nokia came onboard, the growth increased since developers got a boost and incentive to develop more apps considering the reach of Nokia. Almost all major apps are available on WP or are currently under development on WP.
Also remember that Windows Phone OS is totally different than the old windows mobile OS, which was ofcz not good.
But WP is totally different story. Lot of users who have used/tried WP in reality have been impressed and apps are increasing day by day with many major apps available on WP like iOS and Android.
Understandable that one who likes Linux more than Windows would not like Nokia's move to WP. But WP is unlike Windows on PCs. It is arguably the most stable mobile operating system in the market currently,or atleast as good as iOS according to tons of reviews.
* Not sure what you do with your phone but repairing for 7 times sounds an awful lot, either you got a defective piece, or as Apple says"You are not using it the right way";)
I've been a Nokia fan for well over 10 years, on both aspects: as a company and as a product creator. Then in 2011:
* They gave up on MeeGo (I am a Linux fan) in favor of Win (which does nothing but freezing PCs at work).
* Bought a new Nokia phone that went back to repair for 7 times before they've decided to replace it;
* Still waiting for a solution on a song acquired at Ovi that is impossible to download, unless I pay for it again.
To me, the oil platform is still on fire.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.