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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by kurkosdr on Tue 16th Apr 2013 19:25 UTC
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I like how he mentions "making money", when the one thing that made Android what it is now is the OEM's ability to "customze" it, in order to "differentiate", in order to be able to charge a premium for "that feature other phones don't have", aka make more money. Phone OEMs don't want to become chip packagers and suffer the same margin crush the PC OEMs suffered in the 90s (when they became chip packagers when intel started making chipsets) That's why all non-Nokia Windows Phone designs are the "hedging your bets" kind, not the "we put our hearts and minds" kind, and Samsung even has another hedge with Tizen, because Samsung thinks Windows Phone is a terrible prospect even as a just-in-case alternative.

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Edited 2013-04-16 19:30 UTC

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