quote: What remains to be seen is how they do all this without alienating the OEMs.
quote: Windows Store is still way far behind iOS and Android. To prove it, just do this using Bing, search for "best video player in Google Play" vs "best video player in Windows Store". While Android market search results shows several good candidates, there is hardly any useful result from the Windows Store. And the built-in video player in Windows 8 is utter junk which lack support for several popular formats.
quote: It is pretty apparent that Microsoft has gotten tired of relying on the OEMs to 'get it right' with their devices.
quote: If you look at the iPhone, you have Apple who controls basically the entire ecosystem. They design the OS. They design the phone. They have been very successful with that degree of control over their phones and tablets.