Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2012 08:50 UTC
Microsoft The New York Times further fans the flames of the emerging uneasiness between Microsoft and its hardware partners. As the paper reports, Microsoft decided it needed to get into the hardware game (with Surface) after the utter failure of HP's Slate 500 Windows 7 tablet. "Microsoft worked with other hardware partners to devise products that would be competitive with the iPad, but it ran into disagreements over designs and prices. 'Faith had been lost' at Microsoft in its hardware partners, including by Steven Sinofsky, the powerful president of Microsoft's Windows division, according to [a] former Microsoft executive." The biggest news is not Surface itself. It's the changing industry it represents. Microsoft failed to deliver capable smartphone/tablet software, which pissed off OEMs, who, in turn, turned to Android (and webOS for HP) - which in turn pissed off Microsoft, leading to Surface. Had Microsoft gotten its act together sooner, we'd have had far better OEM products.
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RE[2]: Its Microsoft's mess.
by moondevil on Mon 25th Jun 2012 16:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Its Microsoft's mess."
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Limit yourself to one single OEM per OS, and what you get is Apple

Not really, I remember there was lot of competition back in the 8/16bit days.

Hardware/OS vendor A screws you? Then move to other platform.

On the days most applications were coded in Assembly there was more portable content between systems than nowadays.

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