Windows Phone 8.1 Update – Will the Update Be Able to Live Up to the Hype?
The Windows Phone has gone through a lot of analysis ever since it was first released in the market, under the Windows Phone 7 platform.
At first, a lot of people have learned to accept the fact that the platform will come with issues and will lack some applications. But it is a bit more difficult for people to be convinced to make use of the new platform, which is now known as the Windows Phone 8.
This could be due to the fact that it still lacks some of the mainstream applications, especially on the app store, including all the crucial features which are available for other platforms, like the notification center. But then, all these issues are being addressed now and it is for this reason why the Windows Phone 8.1 update was released. But then some critics are still wondering if this new phone will be able to live up to the hype.
Hit or Miss Mentality
If you are not familiar with the Windows Operating System for PC, then you might not know that the Windows software is actually known for having a “hit or miss” mentality, especially when there is an upgrade that will take place. In general, every other version that is released in the market is really great, although the generations that are in between are worse than the previous generation and even comes with low adoption rates. You could probably remember that the Windows XP is more preferred over the next upgrade of the Windows Vista. At present, the Windows Phone 8.1 update is being described as the “new Windows Vista” by some people, which might not be a good thing.
As a matter of fact, the Windows 8 was poorly received that HP, a popular computer manufacturer, has begun selling their laptops with the Windows 7 operating system and once again, claiming that the “Windows 7 is back.” Even though the Windows Phone 8.1 update could fix some of the issues that a lot of Window users are not happy about, yet, for the most part, a lot of them are actually waiting for the release of Windows 9, which will hopefully be a good update.
When it comes to the Windows Phone 8.1 update, it would be a wonder as to how big of a difference these new updates will be able to make. There is a lot of hype that surrounds this new update, which somehow worries some consumers at this point of time.
Some Windows phone users have said that they are hoping for the company to take care of some of the major issues that the operating system is currently faced with and all other potential problems that might occur in the future. On the other hand, with an update called the Windows Phone 8.1 update, it is safe to assume that such will be a minor update that will not bring forth the attention which the platform will need in order to gain popularity.