Windows Central Podcast 150: The calm before the storm

We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, Zac Bowden and Daniel Rubino chat about their 11th hour expectations for Microsoft's event on October 2. They also discuss the milestone of 900 million Windows 10 devices. Finally, they review iPhone 11 from the perspective of a Microsoft user.

This episode of the Windows Central Podcast was recorded on September 27 2019.

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Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

  • Why couldn't the GO use a 10th gen Y-series cpu. It's fits the power envelope of the pentium gold. Cost would go up about $100 put it would make a great iPad Pro Competitor.
  • The Surface Pro is the iPad Pro competitor.
  • So I'm super excited about the Surface event tomorrow. Thanks for the spoiler alerts. I'm most excited to see Windows 10x and Centaurus. Sorry to hear about your Surface Go dying Zac. I've noticed that sometimes my adaptor on my Surface Go doesn't "engage". I can tell because the light doesn't come on. I've found if I unplug the adaptor and then plug it back in, the problem goes away. I have since been unplugging my Surface Go from the adaptor, and unplugging the adaptor from the wall to give it a "break". I have seen on the web where people have complained about the connect adaptor going out. So maybe it is just the adaptor. So, if you haven't already, check to see if it will come on with USB-C power. I think you guys may have underplayed the 900 million Windows 10 devices. This is a big deal that developers need to pay attention to. Windows (including all variants) is the most used operating system in the world if you exclude Africa, India, and China. Including Africa, India, and China, Android is the most used. This is based on web usage statistics. In Africa, India, and China, people that do have a computer have a smartphone as their only device. In more industrialized countries, most people can afford to own multiple devices. Despite what readers say on Windows Central, the desktop form factor is not dead. It is essential for productivity and always will be due to screen size, keyboard, and mouse and the basics of human interface ergonomics. The web stats indicate that Windows is the most used when people have multiple devices. That is very important for developers to understand this. They need to understand this so they prioritize UWP development. A lot of people are on Windows devices a lot of the time. This is a strong case for UWP when native is the right choice. Devices like Centaurus will hopefully bring home this form factor agnostic nature of Windows 10x and get developers to wake up and develop apps to where the audience is. The audience is using Windows 10 mostly.