Analyst: Apple and Google should watch out for Microsoft
0. phoneArena 29 Nov 2012, 15:43 posted on
Saying that Microsoft will crush Google, and muscle out Apple, this analyst thinks the market will look very different next year...
This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here
25. FoxDavis (Posts: 45; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
To me when I play with a Windows phone, I get bored in about 10 minutes. It's not for me even if it's a good product.
42. redmd (Posts: 1004; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I got bored in about 1 minute. it's not for me either.
29. davila78 (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
So far tablets are just toys, being an Ipad or a Nexus 10, they still cannot replace my microsoft windows ultrabook, i need microsoft office to do homework and to do my daily tasks. I am waiting for a surface tablet running windows 8 pro, that would be the ultimate entertainment and work device, i believe that device could surpass apple and google.
31. lyndon420 (Posts: 2570; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Analyst's are like prophets...and who listens to prophets?
36. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
I agree, I'm starting to like MS more and more since I just got Windows 8 for FREE through DreamSpark.
39. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Google and Android will be fine for years to come because Android is an open OS and is adaptable.
Windows is not as open but there are always great devs working on ways to improve Windows phones.
43. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Hmm. I get WP on my android. Just set it up last week. Not 8 mind you, but that will be released soon i suspect. But how can Windows phone beat android? If i really like this wp7 launcher i will still buy and android and just set it up again. That's the beauty.
Sure, it doesn't have all the cool Microsoft features like bing :) but i can control everything on my x box except games. Browse web, navigate dash board. Its great.
That's the thing about android. Even if Google doesn't have the best a software package included in the os,if millions of people use it, like hundreds of millions, this software tends to exist anyway.
There is a place for all is market but no one is taking down Google or android... Anytime soon at least
44. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6979; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Who ever the anaylist says that Microsoft will come up on top only a few manufactuers HAVEN'T made a Windows phone yet from what i saw. SONY, MOTOROLA, & LG. U need more HARDWARE to make more apps in my opinion
46. dackoni (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
I think that Microsoft's reentry in the smartphone market ads to a pressure for which Google felt was negligible previously. It concerns the quality of apps. Before, Apple used to enjoy having a majority of quality apps, while a lot of the same apps on Android were usually a bit choppier, had less fancy animation and whatnot, and for a time this was acceptable for most of the Android users, since a lot of things Android offered were superior, well not anymore. Microsoft clearly aims for providing premium , or at least competitive user experience through encouraging and supporting native development. We already have Skype, which will surely provide the most premium experience on WP 8, followed by iOS and then leaving Android in being third. There lies the problem, soon I plan to buy an HTC One X+, which is surely a beast of a phone, and I imagine I will be quite happy with it, bit within a year, if some things don't change for the better on the Android front.. what's the point of having a fastest quad core 2Ghz Android phone with killer amount of RAM if it has the most sh*tty versions of Facebook, Skype, and a whole bunch of other popular apps. You know, being the close second in some areas is usually perfectly fine in this market, but being the last in 3rd place is a whole other thing.. this is a dangerous situation Android is facing, and is something I think Google definitely needs to address in the future 5th version of Android - with a 3rd player now in the mix, user experience in both 1st and 3rd party apps will be essential to staying relevant in the game.. well that's my opinion anyway.
48. dackoni (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
The worst thing is, Microsoft doesn't even need to have more apps on WP 8 vs Google Playstore - the key is that all they have to do is to provide better user experience on the most popular apps and services through their better implementation.. that will win MS quite a market share.
56. rassouli5 (Posts: 51; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
The only thing Apple is good that, is adding rows to iPhone withing years. I think in ten years iPhone become something like a gentlemen sausage... and Android, I have to admit, is superb in copying. The only company, who is offering something like a NEW os is Microsoft. And YES, It crushed Apple and Google, with all of its products. Surface, Windows, Windows Phone, IE, Office, Skype, Bing and everything else...
63. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Perhaps you should re-read the story on "BIAS". I would have to agree with the analyst on this one :)
64. boosook (Posts: 1212; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
A Microsoft employee. What else could he say?
65. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
If this is the case..then i am an analyst ,...because i had predicted it before some week ..that MS will crush both of them ......
66. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
?? how ....see i doubt any of them will crush the other as all 3 are big players
77. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
it's just an assumption because only MS is capable of making a desktop kind of OS for Smartphones ...others are just limited to smartphones...what if you will get a desktop version of OS in your smartphone with a great hardware.... then who will be interested in Google android and Apple iOS....with the support of great hardware MS will be able to do this....
68. Airforce (Posts: 64; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
Well i know that when Steve was in charge of APPLE...things went well..but i doubt Tim Cook has any intiative or vision...he his just trying to modify what Steve has done...and honestly am getting bored of the Shape of the iphone....the ios is OK..but if APPLE doesnt change their iPhone designs...i Bet Windows phone will crush apple...but never GOOGLE ANDROID
71. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
This is M$ money talking more than analyst speaking his mind. Only time will tell. It's all about clsoed system vs open system and let's see who wins in long run. M$ ahs been struggling now at 15% of web market share down from 25% earlier and a "manipulated 40%" once when they had deals with godaddy.
74. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
again...analyst dont know a thing...but he's right that google and especially apple should watch out to microsoft's tiger attempt! but i dont think all people will love the live tiles thing!! coz most people love putting wallpapers on homescreen! and just look at it! while WP only offers the lockscreen wall paper!