Re: Good Year around traction, hope we get better traction next year
I share your frustration, but working in software sevelopment I can assure you it's no easy task. Apple's advantage is that they control both the hardware and the software, so their testing is end to end (and pretty robust I imagine). In the case of Microsoft it's difficult to output a product that can be retrofitted to many devices, let alone have it be compatible with peripherals and apps. I can bet you if you purchase the latest Microsoft phone with windows mobile 10 installed the experience will be quite pleasent. I also tested windows 10 mobile and had to revert it since it rendered the device almost useful.
Google has somewhat the same topic with Android, as not all devices have the capabilities, reason why for developers it's very hard to target an app to everyone