windows phone 8.1

Here’s another irresistible thought experiment: Android apps on Windows Phone.

GigaOm says the tweeter is “Eldar Murtzin, a long-time industry insider who has a few correct predictions to his name.”

The writing is on the wall for Windows Phone.  Even though Microsoft made significant inroads with the Lumia 520, that opportunity is rapidly closing with all the high quality, low price Android phones being sold at razor thin margins from Chinese manufacturers like Oppo, Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo.  The Android One program might be the killing blow.

Unless something changes, we don’t expect Microsoft’s share of smartphones to ever break double digits.  That change might be putting Android apps on Windows Phone.  Here’s how that could theoretically kick off a virtuous cycle of growth.

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As I wrote the smartphone recommendation story, I was struck again by the beauty of the Windows Phone 8.1 home screen.  So today’s post was meant to be dedicated to the better looking Windows Phone 8.1 home screens.

That was the idea anyway.

Until I realized the sickest designs I’ve ever seen were put together by one person: Live Art Guy.

You should know that as a kid I was a huge comic book fan.  Incredible Hulk #180 and Sandman #1 are among my most prized possessions.  Well, if you’re a comic book fan, you’re going to love what this guy did.

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