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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RE: Mess? Hardly!
by Nelson on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:00 UTC in reply to "Mess? Hardly!"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

What he calls a mess is just a healthy diversity. It's that diversity that keeps Android growing and developing. It's why both iOS and Windows Phone DON'T grow or develop... unless they get scared by Android. ;)


Its diversity for sure, but whether or not its healthy is arguable. Its unhealthy from the POV of maintaining Android as a brand, but Google has recently shown it cares very little about that. Its fine with fading into the background if they can keep standing in the middle between you and your data.

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RE[2]: Mess? Hardly!
by fatjoe on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:32 in reply to "RE: Mess? Hardly!"
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2010-01-12

Google has recently shown it cares very little about that.


Care to elaborate on that?

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RE[3]: Mess? Hardly!
by Nelson on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Mess? Hardly!"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Gizmodo makes a good case for it here: http://gizmodo.com/5986229/google-has-killed-android-the-brand

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RE[2]: Mess? Hardly!
by WorknMan on Tue 16th Apr 2013 18:44 in reply to "RE: Mess? Hardly!"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Its diversity for sure, but whether or not its healthy is arguable. Its unhealthy from the POV of maintaining Android as a brand


Exactly this. As far as I'm concerned, there's only 3 Android devices currently on the market - Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. Why? Because nobody has yet convinced me why I should put up with locked bootloaders, and/or having to wait 6-8 months for major OS releases.

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RE[3]: Mess? Hardly!
by tylerdurden on Tue 16th Apr 2013 20:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Mess? Hardly!"
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2009-03-17

I'd say that it points to the opposite, that the android approach is rather healthy. Given the fact that google can target both; the minuscule market of tech obsessed people, with the nexus line. As well as orders of magnitude more average customers who don't give a single shit about what you just mentioned, and who have a different relationship with their smart phones.

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RE[2]: Mess? Hardly!
by No it isnt on Tue 16th Apr 2013 19:22 in reply to "RE: Mess? Hardly!"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

It's a mess in the same way that Windows 98 was a mess (but with fewer security and stability problems). Microsoft just forgot what made them successful.

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