There’s diminishing returns to improvements as an OS matures so yes it will catch up. When who knows, but it’s clear Microsoft is concentrating on unifying all of their ecostyems which is a painful transition but if they pull it off successfully, may put them in the lead.
Lots of if’s there. But re this post I don’t really get the people being pissed off about things not being in updates when they were never promised to be.
There was with Zune not with Xbox music. But all though XBox music is up and running they don’t actually ever seem to have launched it properly other than mentioning the change 8 months ago and that cloud match and apps for others ecosystems were coming.
Since then it’s all gone quiet. So you’d have to assume they’re saving further announcements for the new xbox reveal. At least you’d hope.
Despite this, of all the services I find it the best, they just need to iterate the Win8 app and finally sort the cloud sync and music match.
Both the new facebook app and the new twitter app follow metro design principles. The twitter apps design was in fact headed up by a former design lead on Windows Phone.
You misunderstand the idea behind metro it if you think it is just pivots, panoramas and tiles and inevitable services like Facebook which have complex design functions will need different design solutions. Hopefully these recent developments will start to show app developers for Windows phone that there are many more possibilities for how to design an app for metro.