Microsoft denies plans for Surface phone, bashes Android

Microsoft denies plans for Surface phone, bashes Android
There have been rumors floating around about Microsoft working on its own Windows Phone hardware since last year. But yesterday, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Windows Phone, Terry Myerson, put those rumors to rest by saying that there is no Surface phone in the works in Redmond.

As seems to be a trend in the past couple days, the news comes from the AllThingsD: Dive Into Mobile conference in New York. Myerson said that Microsoft doesn't have plans to build its own phone right now, but it isn't out of the question. However, if Microsoft were to go down that path, it would only be to offer something that its partners weren't. 

It seems interesting that Myerson directly mentioned Nokia and HTC, but left out Samsung. There have been rumors recently that Samsung is actively tanking its Windows Phone line in favor of its Android and future Tizen offerings. 

Myerson went on to do the requisite bashing of Android, saying that the platform is "a mess", and that despite Eric Schmidt's comments to the contrary that people inside of Google are trying to "quash" Facebook Home. It just seems silly for Microsoft to keep up the negative comments about Android. The company should probably wait until Windows Phone has made more of a mark before bashing the market leader. 


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52 Comments

1. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

funny LOL

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

serious lol

2. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

K i see...this isn't trolling??? No valid point...simply bashing....

4. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

He can deny it but he doesn't really know.

5. papss unregistered

At least they didn't hide it like that Korean company...

19. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Why can't you directly reply to me??? but that doesn't hide the fact that MS is more pathetic than the so called korean company...

21. papss unregistered

I wasn't speaking to you and I don't see where you were speaking to me... Anyways I think both are pretty pathetic right now but for different reasons

10. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

wait until nokia increases the wp8 marketshare against ios and android. then microsoft will make the surface phone, say "bye nokia, we don't need you anymore!" and eat up all the marketshare from nokia

12. papss unregistered

Wow you are so smart.. You must know M$ inside thoughts...

44. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

MS should buy Nokia. Google already bought Motorola. I guess the one being left out here is Samsung.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Instead of being jealous MS how bout making more newer ways with WINDOWS OS. and stop TAKING FREE MONEY from Android

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

another MS executive shows his big EGO and jealously against ANDROID. and doesn't discuss why they SUE

22. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

There's someone who is seriously trolling big time here. I know we all have our own personal opinions and beliefs, but thumbing down the whole comment section even if everything said make sense?That is so desparate of you man!

25. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

He/she did it to you too... very sad...u have said nothing against anyone still they attacked you...mindless trolls..

30. Aeires unregistered

Red thumbs = meaningless. The more childish people are in thumbing down literally every comment, pro or con, the more useless they are.

23. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Of course Microsoft is going to bash Android, they are the competitors, that's how business rolls. They don't all have cute little friendships!

27. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

What about giving some valid points????

32. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

This is a pretty valid point, I don't think many people understand how competition works.

26. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

he has the right to bash. . .

28. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

If Android is a mess.....million upon millions of ppl must like messy phones, OS's, UI's.

29. Aeires unregistered

This!

34. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

correct.

51. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Unfortunately yes and its not because of the mess, its because carriers load it on mass produces cheap hardware since its a FREE OS and send it out to all to inflate the ecosystem.

31. Aeires unregistered

Only desperate companies constantly bring up the competition to try and cover their own deficiencies. You don't see BMW comparing their cars to other auto manufacturers. They know they make a great product and let it speak for itself. MS needs a fat dose of that.

33. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Thumbs me down too :D

35. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hmm.....bashing Android......... Microsoft needs to focus on their Surface phone instead of bashing Android! Microsoft is just wasting their time! :(

36. Deniro

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

I think this if funny doesn't Microsoft gets a percentage for every android sold....so without android where would Microsoft be...their OS is horrible

40. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Without Android, where would Microsoft be? At the top, same place they are now...

37. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I am fine with people slamming MS over petty comments, but as a rule if the author is going to use a comment or a set of comments- such as the entire last paragraph does here, I would rather have the entire comment in it's entire context. I respect Micheal, but the last paragraph really just fires up fandom. Yes, the link is there, but so few actually go to the sites and get the whole story. It also buries the lead. The whole idea of a Surface Phone has been a ton of people's reason to state MS had all these plans to undermine Nokia and such. The comment from MS pretty much kills that notion. It is the right decision: Nokia and HTC are much better equipped to get WP to the masses.

38. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Oh, and I did go to the links and I did watch the video.... Oh yeah, he bashed Android. Hard.

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