Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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RE: Metro
by fadingdust on Sun 14th Apr 2013 23:16 UTC in reply to "Metro"
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Fully agree. Microsoft took Apple's limiting approach. Android is still the most extensible mobile platform, to which developer-geeks will tend.

Microsoft has a vision problem. Comparing the first or second version of iOS and Windows Phone 8 is fair, but Microsoft apparently either can't move fast enough or can't see far enough ahead to know parity isn't sufficient. That's probably the worst thing for a business too.

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