Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 16:37 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Windows Phone, talks about the competition. "With iPhone, I sense that it's running out of steam. With iOS, [Apple] just added a fifth row of icons. Android is... kind of a mess. Look at Samsung - there's clearly mutiny going on. The only OEM making money off of Android is Samsung." There's truth to all these statements, which makes it all the more surprising that Microsoft appears to be unable to properly capitalise on them. Sure, WP appears to be doing well in a few select markets, but by no means the kind of success Microsoft and (Nokia) was banking on. Microsoft will pull through. Nokia on the other hand...
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With the utter rejection of both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 in the marketplace so far, if I were him I would not be bragging too much just yet. Comments like "running out of steam" while everyone knows the iPhone is still selling like hotcakes and just became the top seller over Android in the US just make him look silly. Android is an excellent OS and is available on a host of form-factor phones, from junkers to top-tier models. Only the pundits seem to be disappointed with iOS as sales continue to be excellent for all models that are available. Refreshes will come, to both iOS and Android, so we will have to wait and see what model Android phones will receive updates and what models will not, and we will see what Apple has up its sleeve. Meanwhile, Microsoft needs to find some sort of way to just get people to BUY their phone OS and PC OS.

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