What you read on WMPoweruser.com this year


31, 2015

2015 has been a pretty busy year at WMPoweruser.com. We wrote more than 8664 posts, which means we came pretty close to an article every hour of every day of the year, bringing news of Microsoft and their mobile OS.

In return for our dedication our millions of readers have rewarded us with many tens of millions of page views.

Below is a list of the most popular articles over the last 12 months:

Over the year our readers were preoccupied what Windows Phone did not have.  Here’s how to use Snapchat on your Windows Phone (1) and How to install Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile (2) were the most popular articles and Windows Phone 8.1 vs. Android Lollipop (4) suggests that the issue was foremost in the minds of many readers.

Windows 10 Mobile was of course the big news of the year, and the popularity of How to Download The New Windows Phone Recovery Tool From Microsoft (3)  and How to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 from Windows 10 Mobile (6) suggests there have been some issues with the OS.

Of course getting something for free is also a great motivator, as our fifth most popular article, Download paid apps for free with Free Market! (5) attests.

Rumours of the Surface phone was also big news, with out th biggest post being Purported full specs of Surface Mobile phone “Juggernaut Alpha” leak (7).

One of the most intriguing (but ultimately doomed) features of Windows 10 Mobile was the ability to run Android apps.

Microsoft just squashed a bug that allowed Windows 10 Mobile devices to run Android (8) was our 8th most popular article while A List of Android apps working on Windows 10 Mobile (updated) (10) was also very well trafficked.

Lastly, our well-done Hands-on with Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586 (video) (9) also drew many tens of thousands of views.

Besides informing and entertaining readers we also love to help out developers, and have posted more than 400 articles submitted for free by developers promoting their apps.

We also polled our readers on numerous occasions, ranging from whether they are circles or squares or on the contentious design of Microsoft’s new flagships.

In fact community feedback has been very important to our team this year, and as a result the site design has seen a number of updates to make it better looking, faster loading, with fewer ads (4 vs 11 on another leading site) and more customizable.  We have also taken feedback on site content, and I think our readers will find we are somewhat less excitable and more level-headed this year (but only somewhat less).  In turn we have seen much greater participation in our comment section and our community has even done some real good, such as raising more than $2000 for Nepal Earthquake relief.

We have also striven to give back to our readers, and over the course of the year have given away 2 Lumia 640 XL handsets, a Lumia 830, Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Xbox One and various vouchers and cash prizes.

With the Windows world changing constantly I suspect there will be many more changes and challenges over the next 12 months, but our readers should rest assured that you will always be in the centre of our plans.

Let us know how we can serve you better in the comments below.

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