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[4]: Mess? Hardly!
by WorknMan on Wed 17th Apr 2013 06:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Mess? Hardly!"
WorknMan
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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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RE[5]: Mess? Hardly!
by JAlexoid on Wed 17th Apr 2013 09:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Mess? Hardly!"
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2009-05-19

the latest Nexus phone isn't even available on 2 out of the 4 major carriers in the US


Maybe that has to do with the draconian policies that these 2 carriers have on activating a CDMA2000 based device on their network? (Look at the concessions Google had to make for Galaxy Nexus to be on Verizon)

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RE[6]: Mess? Hardly!
by WorknMan on Wed 17th Apr 2013 14:35 in reply to "RE[5]: Mess? Hardly!"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Maybe that has to do with the draconian policies that these 2 carriers have on activating a CDMA2000 based device on their network? (Look at the concessions Google had to make for Galaxy Nexus to be on Verizon)


Yeah, and while Google is bitching and whining about how hard that is, Apple somehow manages to get a stock phone on both of those carriers every year.

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