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]: So what
by JAlexoid on Wed 17th Apr 2013 10:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So what"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Simple explanation. 10s of millions of copies for Windows is a failure. Not because the absolute number is small, but because it's Windows. There are a shitload of articles comparing the uptake of Vista, 7 and 8. Most of them come to a conclusion that 8 has lower uptake than Vista, which was acknowledged to be a dud by Microsoft.

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RE[4]: So what
by Nelson on Wed 17th Apr 2013 15:08 in reply to "RE[3]: So what"
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2005-11-29

Its actually not so bad, I just didn't want to straight up quote licensing figures because its not a 1:1 correlation to user installs.

I'm not aware of any figure for Vista during the same time period, which would give a much clearer picture of the difference.

However these things are dumb to obsess over, given the elongated upgrade cycles on PCs. There could be plenty of reasons why right now, sales are softer than historically, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will remain like that forever. I think the factors are fairly external to Microsoft.

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