It seems our assessment of the state of Windows Phone is finally starting to catch on, with John Furrier on Forbes finding Windows Phone suddenly resurgent.
Citing Windows 8 and its deep cloud strategy, Nokiaâ€™s devices and exciting innovations such as SmartGlass, they found that there may in fact be some truth to IDCâ€™s 2016 prediction that Windows Phone will overtake iOS.
They note at E3 Microsoft put on a phenomenal display of consumer appeal, with the announcement of 35 new content partners for streaming media through the Xbox gaming console cum home entertainment system and said SmartGlass was already being hailed as a possible technology to help save Windows Phone, its smartphones and tablets.
They also quote Appceleratorâ€™s principle mobile strategist Mike King as saying there has been an uptick in Windows Phone developer interest over the last 3 quarters, even as interest in Android declines.
â€œItâ€™s driven primarily, we think, by developers looking for alternatives, and thereâ€™s a lot of promise around Windows, especially with the Nokia partnership and Windows 8,â€ he said. â€œEarly work and beta testing on the OS has been positive.â€
There is no doubt that there has been plenty of Microsoft and Windows Phone good news stories, and with more windows phones showing up in the US, we may finally have the mainstream media start smiling on Windows Phone.