If you need Windows - then use the proper WINDOWS OS.
RT is going nowhere -- why in the world would you even as a developer learn a skill set that will be absolutely NO use to you in your future career prospects.
The only way RT could have worked would be to have a Meta compiler so standard windows apps could run on the ARM (or other) architectures but they decided not to go that route -- probably because the processor in the tablet would have been too expensive to provide the processing requirements of a very fast meta language. However had they done this then STANDARD windows apps could be installed at will making the whole tablet a lot more useful.
RT -- Fail .
Microsoft has got stuck in both the deals with the latest Win version and the Tab.. now how hard efforts are required to get out of the slow down the firm is facing is better known to it only ..
I think much of the mistake is from Microsoft, besides the other aspects where the RT could not compete with it competitors, they just built "too many" of it from the start. They should have built only a quarter or less of the number they had now, just to test if it would sell and just build more if the demands for the RT come in high, than leaving so many of these devices to grow old on the shelves.
And another thing is that, Micro$oft just didn't have a "Steve Jobs" figure that would help make their products "sell". Instead they had the "other Steve" (Ballmer) whose performance as CEO disgusts a lot of people and will take a big part of the blame why this is happening to Microsoft right now.
It's just a fad that if you want to be a cool kid then you gotta have it.
This is up for debate. No matter what google has done to android, it still feels clunky to me.- Good performance -
Android has been out for how long? Windows 8/rt has been out for how long? I'm old enough to remember when people kept saying android will die because it didn't have as many apps as iOS.- Plenty of apps
Good point here. But for a 7 inch screen... no thanks.- Reasonable price
RT fails at each of those four points so you're right, there's no comparison. Makes one wonder why it hasn't sold particularly well, doesn't it?[/QUOTE]
Have you actually used the two devices side by side? Something as simple as swiping left and right to change the screen makes the nexus device feels clunky and unfinished next to an rt device. And something as simple as browsing with the web browser should be telling enough. The lag in android in regard to web browsing is unacceptably annoying. When people first started noticing this lag a year ago in high end android devices, I held off my judgment. I kept waiting for them to fix it. It's been a year and web browsing still feel clunky and slow on every android device I've ever used.
I'd love to see laws rewritten that would allow former/present company heads that lead a company to gross financial ruin to be sued for criminal malfeasance.
Yeah, once again you've got a giant phone for an os.. without the phone. Why?
I'd much rather have a full os at hand. Some day soon we'll have some compelling devices. A giant phone-less phone for $250 just doesn't make sense to me when I can wait a few months or spend a hundred or more for an Atom tablet that can do real stuff.
goodintentions: If you set out to simply dismiss every reason one can give to explain why people are buying Nexus devices, it's no wonder you fail to understand their success.
You're not alone though, it's pretty obvious that Microsoft still doesn't grasp the concept of what a tablet should be either.
What about the ridiculous idea of having a 20 or even 24 MP sensor in a MOBILE PHONE camera !!! (Apple seems to want to do it).
Even Apple can't change the Laws of Physics -- apart from Hideous "noise" problems by having so many pixels crammed together on a tiny sensor the actual Lens on the camera will be totally incapable of resolving that detail -- even a PRO 35 MM Lens (the professional rocket launcher size one's you see the pro shooters using at professional sports events) has a limited resolving power.
For any Photographers on this Forum -- here's an interesting article taken from one of the BEST and most informative photography sites around.