#AskDanWindows 13 - What would you change on the Surface Book?
Looks like we got caught up in Halloween this weekend as #AskDanWindows got pushed to the side in lieu of free street candy. Luckily, we dug through our tapes and managed to cobble up this 10-minute Q&A session recorded last week.
Grab your Monday morning coffee (or dinner if in another part of the world) and catch our latest episode!
- Lumia 950 and 950xl have OLED and still they support glance...Even low end Lumias do. Why hasn't MS done the same with Lumia730? – Ocean S.
- Do you know if Microsoft plan on making options available to turn all app tiles transparent. – Mark S.
- If Windows 10 Mobile fails, will you switch to Android or iOS? – Laura K.
- Odds of future voice commands from the Band 2 when paired to Android devices with Cortana – Kevin H.
- What, if anything, would you want changed on the Surface Book based on your usage? – Tiled In
- Do you see Microsoft releasing a Surface 4 – Dan J.
- Have you heard any rumors when 950 and 950 XL will be released in US from Microsoft Store? – Stanislav Z.
- If I'm a big lazy blob with a Windows phone and still want a smart wearable, is a Band 2 worth the money? – Miles J.
- Should Microsoft be worried about Google's project to merge Chrome OS with Android? - piknikd0uille
- Will MS ever extend the messaging/phone/video apps to Xbox One. It would be nice to use Cortana to text while I'm playing. - Woelfel
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
Transparent tiles are okay, but it depends on Developers... if someone feels bothered by it, they should put it on the bottom bottomness or unpin it. Windows Mobile won't fail, people should stop asking or suggesting that, that's why Microoft released universal apps and they are trying to unify the ecosystem and give continuity on Redstone. even if 10 Mobile doesn't sell in masses, Windows 10 desktop will, and eventually it will come to people preferences and not because "oh but we don't have X app" Microsoft shouldn't worry about google plans, Google are killing yet another product but calling it "merge" end... nothing else than that. it didn't work and it sucked so they got lazy about it. it's still 2 years more, and Windows 10 can get better in those coming months. Android won't replace any desktop software, just like iPad Pro won't do it either. there is people who need powerful software that only come on Desktop OS, like OSX, Windows or Linux... gosh, 20 years of linux being FREE and it still hasn't taken any important marketshare. Android is still a mobile OS with Mobile apps... and that won't change in a while. I don't think many people will change Windows for Android, if in 20 years not many changed Windows for Linux. People who have android phones, most don't know they are using it, they are just getting it with the nice "samsung" they see popular and announced around or because they bought a cheap phone and it has android, but some don't even know what they are running. so I don't see a big threat... it sucks to use Android on desktop anyway. so if some apps are not even tablet friendly after some years, I don't expect them to be desktop friendly any time soon. I hope Xbox gets emulator through universal apps, that would be amazing and no hack needed or anything like 360 or Original xbox needed. about phone and messaging, well, that would be nice too, but not important for a game console.
I am big supporter of Microsoft and I still want to learn to develop apps for windows and work for Microsoft but this will be too much.
EDIT: //Build/ next year will be very interesting, especially with the Xbox One Store coming out and Hololens being released to developers. I also wonder if Microsoft will do another "device event" like this past October 6th for Surface Pro 5, SurfaceBook 2, Band 3, Lumia "1050", etc...and/or will they have a spring "device" event for "Surface Phone", Surface 4, and Xbox Mini? That would be interesting if they had both.