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Microsoft's Michael Angiulo  (Source: Business Insider)
Windows RT may already be turning to vinegar

Microsoft continues to defend its sagging Windows RT operating system. So far one of the only products that run the operating system is Microsoft's own Surface RT tablet, which has seen very low sales. Earlier this month, sales of the Microsoft Surface family of tablets missed targets and analysts reduced their sales forecasts.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer continues to insist that Surface is a "real business", but sales figures suggest otherwise. Major Microsoft partner Samsung has announced that it won't be releasing a Windows RT tablet in the United States because of poor demand. Samsung has left the door open to introduce a RT device later if the market demands it. So far, that demand seems unlikely.

CNET recently had an interview with Microsoft corporate vice president for Windows planning Michael Angiulo.  During the talk the Microsoft executive spent some time focusing on what makes Windows RT important for Microsoft.
Angiulo stated, "It was a ton of work for us and we didn't do the work and endure the disruption for any reason other than the fact that there's a strategy there that just gets stronger over time. Looking at things now like power performance and standby time and passive [fanless] form factors. When we launched windows 8, it was really competitive with a full-sized iPad. A lot of that was made possible by the ARM [chip] architecture."

In addition, Angiulo talked a bit about complaints of legacy software not working on Windows RT. He said, "People are talking about legacy desktop software not running, but they don't think about the customer benefit of only running modern apps. The only apps that you install from the Windows store are the kind, that as a customer, you can manage your rights to."

Angiulo also believes that ARM-powered tablets will have a higher percentage shipping that feature mobile broadband because the devices have longer battery life the comparable Intel platform devices. Battery life is a big selling factor for ARM-powered devices, and increased power consumption continues to be a downside to Intel hardware in the tablet and mobile market.

Source: CNET

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RE: It gets better with time?
By spread on 3/22/2013 10:19:32 PM , Rating: 1
The problem with that statement is that if you're a customer, you want the product to be good right now.

The problem is that they don't care. Microsoft doesn't release finished products. The release a beta, the customers buy that hoping that fixes and updates will come. They never come.

I bought a Windows Phone 7. Microsoft gave me the shaft with updates. It's now a dead platform. I own an android phone now instead of a Windows Phone 8. I'm not taking the chance of getting shafted again.

Windows 8? Same deal. The OS has ads. Ads. Built in. On a clean install.

RE: It gets better with time?
By Pirks on 3/22/2013 11:09:57 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not taking the chance of getting shafted again.
LOL :))) Are you serious? You really expect your phone OEM to update your Android instead of selling you a new device? Are you really that dumb and naive? No one besides Apple supports their devices for more than a year, in rare cases two years.

Nice try Android troll, but your propaganda won't work for gazillions of users who were shafted by free cheese... err the free Android crap that is. You know what they say about free cheese right? Think about it, and please stop being so naive, it hurts watching inexperienced children like you posting here :))) He won't be shafted anymore. With Android! MUAHAHAHAHAHA! Google LOVES naive kiddies like you. You make their profits, kiddo. Keep paying them lamo, and keep hoping that you "won't get shafted" LOL :)))

RE: It gets better with time?
By hugo_stiglitz on 3/25/2013 9:46:16 AM , Rating: 2
No one besides Apple supports their devices for more than a year, in rare cases two years.

Um, actually Google does - IF you own a Nexus device. My Galaxy Nexus has been getting all the OS updates as soon as they're released by Google and is running the latest version. This has been going on for almost 2 years now.

Obviously you're not fully aware as you thought u were.

RE: It gets better with time?
By Pirks on 3/25/2013 2:55:58 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah I stand corrected, MS and Google also update their devices and will probably support them for 3 years just like Apple does

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