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Ballmer: Android is wild, uncontrolled and malware prone; Apple is overpriced

0. phoneArena 14 Nov 2012, 23:56 posted on

When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was a little kid, was he not told that if you don't have something nice to say about someone, don't say anything? Instead, Ballmer had some unkind comments for both competitors although they were not anything new...

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posted on 14 Nov 2012, 23:59 52

1. pongkie (Posts: 503; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


oh ballmer just ssshhhhhhh

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:39 7

15. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


yes, just crying how incompetent is his mobile OS...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 09:20 4

87. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Yeah he's just butthurt about the fact that Android and iOS devices are selling well while WP is struggling.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 09:54 3

89. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I love how there are so many stupid pictures of him.... Very much agreed with the ssshhhh. Balmer is the worst thing to happen to Microsoft.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 01:21 17

30. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


developers, developers, developers, developers
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posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:18 18

45. Topcat488 (Posts: 1162; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


I think Steve Ballmer should read more PA articles, cause he's saying the opposite...

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Study-by-Symantec-says-both-iOS-and-Android-more-secure-than-your-PC_id19943

Whats coming next from this comedian... Mama jokes? :d

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 06:00 9

75. Aeires (unregistered)


You know your Android phone is redneck if...

Seriosly, MS CEO calling Android suspect to malware. Windows created companies like McAfee, Symantec, and others.

You can't sue your way to the top, or criticize your way there either. Companies should just focus on improving their produccts and STFU.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 06:31 3

78. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5871; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Or, the CEO could not be as arrogant as Ballmer is.

I wonder how long he will last if Win 8 upgrades (from earlier versions of Windows) are slow to materialize. The upgrade revenues can easily swamp the revenues from new PC sales. If the upgrades (and their revenues) are slow to materialize, Bill has a bad day.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:27

85. Aeires (unregistered)


I'm willing to bet W8 upgrades will be the lowest in the past 20 years for MS. W8 might have the best first adaption rate because tablets are getting pushed like never before, but the difference from W7 to W8 is too big and going to have an impact on people wanting to upgrade their computers.

How did Ballmer get this position anyway? He seems like an easy person to replace if things indeed don't go well with W8.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:50 2

86. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Not supporting Ballmer, but everything is vulnerable to virus if not careful...even we are!!
Ballmer needs to calm his "Ball.."s..this is no way to start a friendly battle... he's shooting off at all the wrong places!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 07:44

83. jroc74 (Posts: 4966; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


This is one of the funniest clips on Youtube...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:06 3

41. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


He's dumb, he knows very well the OS Bill Gates made was open source since and of course an open source would be prone to malware.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 04:13 2

63. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yep, I got more viruses using windows than android and iOS combined.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 03:22 11

57. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1087; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


yeah ballmer WP is great but dont slander Android which is easily the best mobile OS otu there....word to the wise Ballmer...Dont hunt wachya cant kill!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 04:14 6

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly, and windows is a virus magnet.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 11:39

95. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1087; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


true that :)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 05:26 2

66. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Maybe finally the time has come when Android and iOS fans will fight back. As one.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 05:52 3

73. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Android & iOs is leading, What's WP8?

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 06:44 3

80. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 09:53

88. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


fight back....back at what this isnt a war. but i love how suddenly android users now want ios on ''there side''

how about and its a crazy idea we stop this fanboy taking sides crap.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 10:11 1

90. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


100% agreed bro

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 05:41 2

67. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


So what, what's the big deal, it's an open platform what do you expect. That's why there is "Anti-virus"

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 06:42 1

79. jroc74 (Posts: 4966; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Uh oh....Ballmer's at it again....

He was one of the main people who famously, basically laughed at the orig iPhone.

At some point these CEO's will learn to just shut up and compete.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:01 20

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


im actually more interested in what RIM has than i am with windows phone.....tbh not sayin its bad just my opinion

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:02 9

3. nwright94 (unregistered)


And Windows is known for its top notch security and no malware? Exactly. (Yes I realize windows phone and windows are completely different but he's calling the kettle black.)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:03 3

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


Apple is overpriced? Poor Ballmer, just because you yourself cannot afford one :)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:12 21

7. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


it IS overpriced.im surely not gonna pay Rs.52000 (950$) for a tiny 4 inch screen with 16 gigs of storage space.im not talking iOS vs Android both systems have their fair share of cons and pros..but seriously that price is too damn high.meme intended.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:12 21

8. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Apple is overpriced.
Its not that one can't afford it but the thing is that one can get something better for lower price.
iPhone 5 costs 900$+ in India.
How that is cheap?

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:59 5

23. hwaism (Posts: 10; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


Apple use unix system. Android is using open source Linux. Correct me if I'm wrong.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 05:42 1

68. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


LINUX is way much better than closed half-cooked.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 10:54

94. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Linux Lewis lol

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 06:24

76. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


what does it has to do with kernal?
I dont care whether android is based on linux or not
But the point is it provides a good user experience to user at a very minimal price.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:00

97. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Some people just don't see it that way. U have to b on their side if the fence or else.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 03:29 1

58. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Thats like saying Windows Phone 8 isnt !
Except for Nexus everything else on the market is overpriced !
Mary : Thats because the iPhone wasnt launched there yet so its brought in by importers thats why its so expensive . Same story here in Malaysia

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 10:50

93. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Its for 950$ from Apple Store.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:14 8

9. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


and besides he's microsoft's CEO..he can buy a 100 iphones. :P

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:34 7

14. Kuherrn (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


I thought your statement was funny. But then I had to go with the thumbs down once I saw your name...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 03:13 2

55. bachelorrn0121 (Posts: 57; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


he's a "billionaire" he can buy a million iphones.. duh!

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 03:16 4

56. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Unlocked prices in Bulgaria, EU
iPhone 5 16GB: 1300$
Note2 16GB: 715$
Galaxy Nexus 16GB: 448$
Nothing else to say...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 07:49

84. buccob (Posts: 1483; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Thats nothing...

Unlocked Price in Venezuela, South America

iPhone 5 16GB: 3729 $ (official currency conversion... and 1200 $ in black market trade)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 11:59 1

96. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's insane

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 07:34

82. buccob (Posts: 1483; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Oh Wendy.... Im sure you cannot afford it either... maybe you got your iDevices from your parents.

I like you when you provide insightful comments... but this type, not good.

The troll role does not suit you...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:05 8

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5871; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Ballmer should try just shutting up for 1 month. Then he could try for 2 months....

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:22 6

11. wendygarett (unregistered)


Calm down bro... It's just another marketing gimmicks made from the interview...

Well, we haven't heard the issues from lumia 920 user, and it just a very minimal issue from the surface user compare to others... It seems that windows user are quite satisfy recently...

But yeah I agree on you, he could just say that the windows os is best compares to other instead of bashing around lol...

Ballmer is misleading, android is not wild, but the users are... They love to torture their devices by simply root their devices, simply overclock CPU just to prove his device is better than iPhone...

Too bad iphone users don't care, and fandroid end up eating the malware because of that, serve them right lol...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:09 4

6. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Hm... we could start the countdown for malwares on win 8 now that it's out.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 03:10 1

54. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)


hell yeah , just what happen to previous windows software, haha

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:17 1

10. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I would disagree with his comment about Android but the one about Apple is dead on. Although it is worth to note that most people who likes Apple's products likes that control because it limits what they do everyday, make decisions.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:25 2

12. kamejoko (Posts: 110; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


on windows, we have a ton virus, spyware...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:32 5

13. Kuherrn (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


Ballmer sees Android as 'wild'. Consumers see it as choice. Ballmer sees Android as 'uncontrolled'. I see it as growth and pushing the boundaries of a mobile OS without having the need to wait for others to catch up and, 'susceptible to malware'. Well, that's the price for an open source OS with YOU as the consumer deciding what choice of phone fits the bill perfectly for YOU.

And Google is already beefing up security with Android 4.2. I am just curios to see how WP will be once it starts having more apps and hence, a higher threat from malware.

BTW, I gotta say his comments on Apple is spot on.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:59

22. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


I never had a malware threat yet.......you?

I think us android users are pretty much "smart" when it comes to choice and with that being said....we have apps to "protect" us from such threats...androids OS, IS and WILL, continue to be the best OS for a long time to come...

O and Undeniably so about the comment on apples price range being "overpriced"...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 01:23

31. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


you must also not have internet on your Android phone either.
DeNial is not a river in Egypt.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 01:30 1

32. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


no i have internet bro how do you think im on here in the first place??....sorry when you assume you make an ASS out of U.......peace man

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:01 1

37. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)


I know in excess of 100 people with Android phones/tablets. I'm a member of 5 Android forums. You know the 1 thing I've yet to hear or see anyone say that they've had issues with on their Android devices? Malware/Virus'. I keep reading the FUD pushing articles about this or that Malware/Antivirus vendor says that this or that threat exists but no one has ever been a victim of these threats. Funnt how that works. Kind of like the Boogey Man....

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 01:10 1

28. wendygarett (unregistered)


I have to agree your comment but not as whole, I dont understand why you guy keep prejudice towards apple... It is not as bad as you think tho lol

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 01:37 2

34. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


nobody is being "prejudice towards apple wendy......we are just calling it like it is.....if its over priced then its overpriced!

O and I HAVE TO ASK YOU.........do you REALLY have an iphone or iphone 5 wendy? if so then why doesnt your profile say you do? it only shows you have a one x.... :(

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 01:58

36. wendygarett (unregistered)


Did my avatar answer the question? Lol...

I have a lot of iDevices and android lol, just lazy to put it on profile :)

I also have the consideration for having the wp8 and RIM device as well, and see how 'goods' the wp8 are lol :)

Peace knight :)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:09 1

42. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Lol just cuz u have an avatar Wendy doesn't mean u have the actual device......I would need to see proof to verify that claim from u LOL

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:15

43. wendygarett (unregistered)


That's okay, after I'm bored I'm gonna show my true form on the avatar with the iPhone lol :)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:25

47. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


yes and please take a "REAL" pic of you holding your iphone or iphone 5 for us......

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:32

49. wendygarett (unregistered)


Actually you miss it lol

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