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[2]: Mess? Hardly!
by WorknMan on Tue 16th Apr 2013 18:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Mess? Hardly!"
WorknMan
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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[4]: Mess? Hardly!
by WorknMan on Wed 17th Apr 2013 06:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Mess? Hardly!"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

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.


Actually, they're not doing a really good job of targeting the former. The Nexus line is kind of underwhelming; targeted at the lowest price possible without completely sucking ass, and the latest Nexus phone isn't even available on 2 out of the 4 major carriers in the US. Want a Nexus 7" tablet with a 4:3 display and an HDMI port? Tough shit. Don't even get me started on LTE ;)

All this supposed choice, and those of us looking for a genuine Android device only have 3 devices to choose from.

Edited 2013-04-17 06:38 UTC

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