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Several months after launching Windows 10, Microsoft is finally ready to release a version optimized for use on mobile devices. Windows Phone is dead, soon to be replaced by Windows 10 Mobile. So, we want to know whether Microsoft latest mobile operating system holds any interest for you. Welcome to this week’s MakeUseOf Poll.
To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from two weeks ago, when we asked, “What Do You Do When Facebook Is Down?”
Out of a total of 233 votes, 55.8% chose Nothing, I Don’t Care About Facebook, 8.2% chose Turn to Twitter, 7.3% chose Panic, 5.2% chose Turn to Google+, 5.2% chose What Is This Facebook Thing?, 5.2% chose Meet Real People for a Change, and 13.3% chose Other.
These results strongly suggest that most of our readers really don’t care about Facebook. A small majority literally said as much, and the rest really don’t mind too much when Facebook is down. Some go to Twitter, some go to Google+, some even head outside. We even suspect that the 7.3 percent who suggest they panic when Facebook goes down are having us on. We hope.
Comment of the Week
We received a lot of great comments, including those from Susan Bellwood, R A Myers, and fcd76218. Comment of the Week goes to Peter Fitzsimmons, who earns our admiration and affection for this comment:
I selected other for two reasons.
Facebook has just stopped working as I type this…. What does MUO know that the rest of us don’t?!?!?!?
Firstly: I logged on to MUO via my G+ account (see, it DOES have its uses!)
Secondly: Make the wife a hot cup of tea and tell her to stop panicking. Candy Crush will still be there in the morning.
Being over 35, Facebook is a tool I only use to keep in touch with friends since I moved away 5 years ago.
Other than that, I have very little need for it as a social network.
I am still an avid user of G+ and rely on Twitter for keeping up to date with the events of the day (it’s also how I found out Facebook wasn’t working).
We chose this comment because it hints at some differences between the generations. While this is undoubtedly generalizing, there is a tendency for younger people to have much stronger attachments to the social network du jour. Whether that’s still Facebook or not is another debate for another day.
Windows 10 Mobile Phones
This week saw Microsoft unveil its new lineup of Lumia handsets, with the 950, the 950 XL, and the 550 all launching before the end of 2015. All three will come with Windows 10 pre-installed, making these the first Windows 10 Mobile phones to be released into the wild.
Microsoft later revealed that Windows 10 Mobile will start to be rolled out to existing Windows Phone handsets (running Windows Phone 8.1) in December. And just like with full version, Windows 10 Mobile will be free. Which is a solid reward for those who stayed loyal to Windows Phone.
With all of this in mind, we simply want to know, “Will You Be Getting Windows 10 Mobile?” Please vote in the poll below, selecting the answer which best fits in with your own personal feelings on the subject. If none are appropriate, simply select “Other”.
Once you have voted in the poll above, please explain in the comments section below why you voted that way. Are you currently using Windows Phone and are keen to upgrade? Are you sick of Android and want to try an alternative? Are you sick of iOS and want to try an alternative?
The more information you can provide with your comment, the more accurate our conclusions can be based on the results. The best comment of the week will win our everlasting admiration and affection. At least until we all meet back here again this time next week with a new question.