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#1 bridges

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 20:45

Will Microsoft ever allow third party browsers such as chrome or firefox to work on the windows phone or the surface?

 

Seems like antitrust issues again, like way back with windows 95. I hate it when companies control what you can have and can't.




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Posted 17 January 2014 - 20:46

Will Microsoft ever allow third party browsers such as chrome or firefox to work on the windows phone or the surface?

 

Seems like antitrust issues again, like way back with windows 95. I hate it when companies control what you can have and can't.

 

Would require either Mozilla or Google to create the apps.  This is beyond MS control.



#3 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 20:48

right now on windows phone any other web browsers that are out there (which there are a few) all still use the IE render engine and are simply UI's on top of the IE engine as it is limited on the platform.

 

as far as  chrome goes. Google refuses to write apps for windows phone due to some stupid argument between the companies. I am not certain if anyone truly even knows the real reason behind it.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 20:49

Seems like antitrust issues again, like way back with windows 95.

windows phone doesn't have 95% marketshare... yet



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 20:53

as far as  chrome goes. Google refuses to write apps for windows phone due to some stupid argument between the companies. I am not certain if anyone truly even knows the real reason behind it.

 

Who knows.  Just speculation and he said/she said at this point.  They should just do it to shut up everyone...on both sides.

 

Surprised FireFox hasnt released an app for WP yet.  Then again, they are probably more concerned with their own phones.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 20:57

Will Microsoft ever allow third party browsers such as chrome or firefox to work on the windows phone or the surface?

 

Seems like antitrust issues again, like way back with windows 95. I hate it when companies control what you can have and can't.

sadly most of the big players and AAA apps aren't gonna make it onto the WP platform. Skip ahead 2 years from now, it will be the same thing, still a lack luster app store experience.



#7 redavenger

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 20:58

What AAA apps are missing from the WP platform? Its got pretty much everything out there excepting if its made by Google.



#8 Knive Party

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 21:00

What AAA apps are missing from the WP platform? Its got pretty much everything out there excepting if its made by Google.

I don't have the time or energy since there are soo many missing. You do the math.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 22:13

Actually and I can't find it right now but I read something on the Google forums which had a link to the Firefox forums. In both of the discussions they blame MS. When I get back to my desktop I will search my history to see if I can find a link.

 

Would require either Mozilla or Google to create the apps.  This is beyond MS control.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 22:29

I don't have the time or energy since there are soo many missing. You do the math.

They're obviously not that important then.

 

I must be doing smartphones wrong then if I don't need 378429836492384 apps on my phone to use it.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 22:43

They're obviously not that important then.

 

I must be doing smartphones wrong then if I don't need 378429836492384 apps on my phone to use it.

there's no need to throw insults around. Don't be rude.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 23:00

Will Microsoft ever allow third party browsers such as chrome or firefox to work on the windows phone or the surface?
 
Seems like antitrust issues again, like way back with windows 95. I hate it when companies control what you can have and can't.

right now on windows phone any other web browsers that are out there (which there are a few) all still use the IE render engine and are simply UI's on top of the IE engine as it is limited on the platform.
 
as far as  chrome goes. Google refuses to write apps for windows phone due to some stupid argument between the companies. I am not certain if anyone truly even knows the real reason behind it.

Actually and I can't find it right now but I read something on the Google forums which had a link to the Firefox forums. In both of the discussions they blame MS. When I get back to my desktop I will search my history to see if I can find a link.


If Google really wanted, they would've written a Chrome for W8/WP8 by now. Apple has similar restrictions in place but both Mozilla and Google have bent over backwards to write "browsers" and other apps for iOS.

#13 Dot Matrix

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 23:06

there's no need to throw insults around. Don't be rude.


Not being rude. They're not that important if he can't list them. To keep saying WP doesn't have apps is wrong.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 23:15

Not being rude. They're not that important if he can't list them. To keep saying WP doesn't have apps is wrong.

 

He really just said it doesnt have many of the popular apps.  Which really wont be a problem eventually since more and more apps are getting added every week to seems.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 23:16

I don't have the time or energy since there are soo many missing. You do the math.

 

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I don't have an answer for that question, sorry.