The Zune HD Just Got Some New Apps and Even the Zune Is Confused

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It's a shame that the Zune HD died so young. It had so much potential. But life goes HEY LOOK! Microsoft just released 9 new Zune HD apps. For some reason... Should we stop mourning now?

In truth, the whole Zune environment was effectively pulled into Windows Phone 7 earlier this year, when it seemed clear Microsoft had given up on their little music player that could. The Zune HD itself was put out to pasture. It was pretty sad, but everyone moved on. Zune now does well as the music and video layer for Microsoft's many devices.

So... isn't releasing 9 what sound to be ho-hum Zune HD-specific apps kind of beating a dead horse? I mean, Finger Paint? Tug-O-War? What's your plan, Microsoft? Isn't it past time to let go? [The Next Web]

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Can anyone give me a logical reason why Microsoft doesn't release a zune app for android?

The zune software is amazing, as is zune pass. I understand that they want the integration of zune with the WP7 phones to be a selling point, but the problem is that people either don't know what zune is, or think it is terrible because of the zune jokes on tv and the internet.

The best way to fix this idea is to actually get as many people as possible using it. The best way to do that? Put it on lots of devices, like android.

You can still use it as a selling point for WP7, since undoubtedly the integration will be better. But it will never be a selling point if people don't know what it is or how great it can be.

And seriously, Microsoft can't be so dumb as to have no reasons, so if anyone can give me some good ones I would love to hear them.