Windows Phone 8 is deeply flawed. Its app ecosystem continues to lag far behind Android and iOS. There’s no Instagram, Path or Grindr. There are no official apps for Pocket, Dropbox and Tumblr. Worse still, Google has publicly announced that the company will not be investing time or effort in building apps for Windows Phone 8. No official apps for Google Maps, Google Play Music, Gmail app, Google Reader, Google Drive, Google+, Google Talk, or even YouTube. How can anyone even live with a smartphone that lacks all these apps which are clearly essential?