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[3]: Bleah
by JAlexoid on Wed 17th Apr 2013 09:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bleah"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

WP certified SoC's are generally much more expensive than the lowest that Android can support. Writing drivers has little to do with this.

Plus likely a little more, since you're only paying Microsoft off to use Android. Then there's Apple, Nokia, and others who will soon come knocking.

Do you remember the presentation that Apple gave to Samsung about licensing? WP devices were on the list of devices to be licensed. It's not all about software, you know.

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RE[4]: Bleah
by Nelson on Wed 17th Apr 2013 14:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Bleah"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The SoCs used by Windows Phone 8 are the same SoCs used by Android manufacturers in high end phones. This was done on purpose. I don't understand how one would be more expensive than the other.

The WP licensing thing was iirc surrounding hardware, which has nothing to do with Windows Phone and everything to do with Samsung lacking a creative direction.

You'll also notice that the Nokia Lumia was held up by Apple as a device that was unique and non infringing. Why can't Samsung do the same?

Edited 2013-04-17 14:48 UTC

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