Source: The Verge
quote: Will OEMs Quit Android to Save Money?
quote: Why take on that large financial risk when a much more mature, more popular, established player already exists? Particularly when that established player has a way more robust software ecosystem? There is no compelling reason whatsoever for OEM's or consumers to choose Windows Phone over Android.
quote: Because, for companies such as HTC, using Andoid is becoming a legal risk for them.
quote: Hell HTC already makes Windows Phones. Do you think the pitiful number of sales those models get could sustain them?
quote: The last phones that HTC released with Windows Phone are over a year old, and only 2 models.
quote: Hell can you blame them? After being the only third party OEM to even bother making a Windows Phone, Microsoft then sues and trolls the hell out of them.
quote: Now they're running adds bashing Google Chromebooks, that their own hardware partners are making! lol, it's amazing.Between their blatant disrespect of their own hardware OEM's, and their disregard for their own customers, no wonder Microsoft's public image is in the toilet.
quote: HTC, Samsung, Huawei, LG, Dell, Alcatel, as well as Nokia have all released Windows Phones. How are HTC the only 3rd party OEM to make a Windows Phone?
quote: Windows Phone is not succeeding, MicroSoft does not have to be a 'butthurt sore loser' to realize it needs to change its mobile business model.
quote: Microsoft has dominated the desktop OS for decades now. And they have often used their market position in...questionable ways.Do we really want to see that all over again on smartphones and tablets? Does Microsoft need TWO near monopolies? I don't see any possible future where that results in a better experience for the end user.
quote: Why take on that large financial risk when a much more mature, more popular, established player already exists?
quote: There is no compelling reason whatsoever for OEM's or consumers to choose Windows Phone over Android.
quote: An alternative that NOBODY is buying outside of the Nokia 520/521 in third world countries?
quote: Again re-read my statement and go look at the numbers.
quote: Again, that marketshare growth is entirely because of the 520/521, just like I said!
quote: Are you honestly saying that if, say the Galaxy S3 and Note II are banned next Spring (which I expect it will be, unfortunately) that Samsung won't at least consider switching its entry level U.S. product to Windows Phone?
quote: Android won market share by first attacking the budget end.
quote: it's hard to have a competitively priced Android to face off against the 520/521.
quote: And now that it/Nokia (+ Apple) have pushed HTC into money losses, HTC should either switch to Windows Phone or go under. Either way Microsoft should gain sales.
quote: But hey, whatever, I'm sure Microsoft would be fine if you're right and Android continues to dominate. It makes more off Android still. Heck, it's expected to get a few billion in licensing fees from Samsung alone this year.
quote: such a big issue with Windows Phone. It's because Microsoft didn't fight Apple! They sided with them, formed an alliance with them, and teamed up against Android OEM's. I will NEVER forgive them for that.
quote: they give it away for free, as that's the only compelling reason to choose their inferior offering
quote: I wonder how long before Microsoft is forced to give away Windows on the desktop for free, because nobody wants it any more? Probably sooner rather than later, if the failed OS's of the past few years are any indication, Vista, and now Eight.
quote: Is that why most Linux desktop distros are free? I guess that's still not compelling enough, since Linix desktop market share still struggles to surpass 2%. The only exception to the rule is Android. Based on your logic Android is also inferior.
quote: A push for Linux on the desktop has already been attempted. Netbooks were originally distributed solely with Linux distros.
quote: They were a commercial failure
quote: This is typical Microsoft strategy for entering new markets. They cannot compete based on innovation, as their competitors (Android and iOS) have years of lead-time. So they compete based on price. In Microsoft's case, they don't price it a little bit lower, they give it away for free, as that's the only compelling reason to choose their inferior offering, over the more mature Android and iOS offerings.
quote: Microsoft has already scored licensing agreements from most Android OEMs
quote: If Chrome OS continues to see sales success, expect at least Microsoft to start to demand similar fees from device makers.
quote: There are a few with a few tiny pieces but no true competitor.
quote: SQL Server has plenty of competition in Oracle, MySQL, and Postgres. The only reason to choose Microsoft SQL is if you're stuck using the Windows OS. Linux and Unix offer much more robust database alternatives.