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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Cathedrale vs Bazar
by phoudoin on Wed 17th Apr 2013 09:45 UTC
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Sure, Android is a more messy platform than their Windows Phone.

Problem is the bazar has 50+% or marketshare, when *their* cathedrale is where? ~3%.
What does it means?

Maybe people don't want cathedrale anymore.
Maybe people don't want to wait the long time it takes for a cathedrale to become a cathedrale.

Maybe people don't mind mess as much as they care about using whats works for them. Everyday life is a lot messy than 50 years ago. They got used to, they knows more how to handle it, to avoid it or to not mind that much anymore.

Plus, Microsoft calling something messy is quite ironic, seriously.

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