Windows Phone head Joe Belfiore has responded to a user’s query about lack of any major update for Windows Phone OS after the release of Windows Phone 8 last year. GDR2 update which has just begun to roll out has very few consumer features such as enabling back FM Radio, Data Sense, etc,. Joe Belifore provided a detailed answer which you can read below in which he promises more update coming later this year and more after that.
We’re definitely here and paying attention to what you folks are asking for… keep in mind the trick for us is balancing things that make EXISTING devices better for you, our enthusiast users, versus things that create new devices to sell to a broader audience. A lot of the work in GDR2 was around enabling new devices– like the Lumia 1020, devices on Sprint, etc. so that we could keep growing the size of the WP ecosystem. We need to grow the number of people using WP so we get ISVs writing the apps, we get better/more accessories built, etc.
Of course this takes time and energy, but we still do intend to improve the user experience for you via new features. There’s some in GDR 2 (eg. DataSense broadly available, FM Radio) there’s more coming later this year, and still more after that.
Don’t worry – we are listening to you folks!
Are you happy with his response?