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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MS Hypocrisy
by bert64 on Mon 15th Apr 2013 14:57 UTC
bert64
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2007-04-23

Not so long ago MS were saying that the market leader is better, small upstarts should be ignored.
They also said that different is bad and will confuse users.

Can't have it both ways...

As for the 80/20 split with android/ios, sure that's a bad thing and at least 2 or more new competitors are sorely needed... That said, it's far better than the 95/5 stranglehold MS have over the desktop market, and because of that i (and many others) will always avoid MS wherever i can.

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RE: MS Hypocrisy
by streetmagick on Mon 15th Apr 2013 17:46 in reply to "MS Hypocrisy"
streetmagick Member since:
2013-04-14

I don't think Microsoft is necessarily against "upstarts". Hell, half of their products are fueled by enabling upstarts across many industries (servers, office automation, etc.). They're as much as services company as a software one.

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RE: MS Hypocrisy
by unclefester on Tue 16th Apr 2013 05:59 in reply to "MS Hypocrisy"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Samsung will switch to Tizen soon. That should massively reduce the Android marketshare.

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