Microsoft Not Releasing Surface Smartphone Yet; Bashes iOS, Android
April 16, 2013 4:06 PM
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Microsoft Windows Phone VP says the iPhone is running out of steam and Android is "a mess"
A Microsoft executive said there won't be a
anytime soon, but had plenty to say about Apple and Android-powered devices.
Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Windows Phone division, told an audience at
Dive Into Mobile conference that a Microsoft-made smartphone (much like the Surface) could be a possibility at some point, but likely not in the near future.
"It would have to be something where Nokia or HTC was not providing the consumer experience we think is possible with our platform," says Myerson.
There were rumors of a
possible Surface smartphone
back in November 2012, shortly after Microsoft released its first homemade Surface tablet with Windows RT. However, it appears that Nokia and HTC are doing a fine job of delivering the Windows operating system without Microsoft having to step into the hardware arena for now. Myerson said he was happy, and that Nokia is "a great partner for Microsoft."
Myerson declined to comment on whether Microsoft is
working on a smart watch
right now instead. However, a recent report from
The Wall Street Journal
said that Microsoft has contacted Asian suppliers about a smart watch and has requested a 1.5-inch display from component makers.
While Myerson didn't have much to report on Microsoft's device front, he had plenty to say about Apple's iOS and Google's Android-powered devices. He explained that Windows Phone is seeing the most success in areas where it isn't subsidized (while Apple and Samsung have chosen to focus on the subsidized market) and that the app selection for Windows Phone is growing. But Myerson believes Windows Phone's built-in features trumps anything iOS or Android has to offer.
"It's a challenge, but if you look at the top 50 apps globally, we've got around 48 of those," said Myerson. "There's tremendous innovation happening in apps. We love checking them out and promoting them, and it's exciting to watch them. At the same time, our unique experience comes from the built-in features. With iPhone, I sense that it's running out of steam. With iOS, [Apple] just added a fifth row of icons.
is... kind of a mess. Look at Samsung -- there's clearly mutiny going on. The only OEM making money off of Android is Samsung."
Just last month, Ex-Microsoft COO Bob Herbold said that Apple's stock is a clear sign that the company lacks a few core characteristics that once made it great -- such as
a visionary leader
like former Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
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4/16/2013 9:08:45 PM
"Yeah, you see, those guys who control over 90% of the market are actually crap. We're so much better."
Completely retarded logic. Also happens to be the same retarded logic Apple used during their dark days.
See the path taken by a certain Mr. Jobs for a reaction that makes more sense (i.e. : if you can't innovate with new technologies, at least innovate with very complete implementation of known technologies pushed by people who KNOW how to market stuff properly).
"Young lady, in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" -- Homer Simpson
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