Poll: Are you confident Microsoft will turn things around with Windows 10?

Poll: Are you confident Microsoft will turn things around with Windows 10?
You probably know this, but it's worth saying nevertheless – Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is in an unenviable position. The market just isn't reacting to the few products that offer the underdog platform, save for people on really small budgets that simply can't afford to say no to some of the greatly positioned, super cheap Nokia devices.

Indeed, it has been through low prices that Microsoft has been pushing Windows Phone, especially in regions where most can't shell out several hundred bucks for a handset. Even with that, however, Windows Phone's slice of the market has been deteriorating as of late. Worse yet, its share will continue to dwindle for months to come, as Microsoft is obviously in the process of shifting its resources and its entire strategy and unwilling to release a new flagship to cover for the short term. We are, of course, talking about Windows 10 – Microsoft's attempt at unifying its various platforms under one multi-purpose entity. 

It's obvious that Microsoft is betting on a long-term strategy here, and with the acquisition of Nokia's handset division, it is sure to have invested considerable thought into turning things around for its smartphone arm. Sure, we're still far from acquainted with Windows 10 for mobile, but based on what you've seen from the company thus far, would you say that you're confident that it can pull off a turnaround? 

Poll: Are you confident Microsoft will turn things around with Windows 10?

Yes, the future is looking bright for Microsoft
74.61%
No, grim and grimmer future ahead of Microsoft
25.39%

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59 Comments

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

For PC, probably. For mobile, Never. Microsoft will phase out Microsoft Mobile shortly after releasing Windows 10. They are very slow and lazy.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, they are extremely lazy. Still playing catch up, they should launch all the features of Android and iOS to compete.

6. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

If they launched all the features of iOS & Android, they will become successful? Will you get a WP then? Simply No.

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It's a matter of choice then, and why not it's a good OS and I'll definitely get a WP if it offers the same things and no app gap. Most of the people inclined towards WP coz of Nokia.

14. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

>It's a matter of choice then, and why not it's a good OS and I'll definitely get a WP if it offers the same things and no app gap. App gap will be closed when WP gains market share. It's already a good OS. Now its just a matter of choice. >Most of the people inclined towards WP coz of Nokia. I don't know about most people.I love Nokia but i inclined towards WP when i saw a Samsung Omnia in person.

12. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

>Microsoft will phase out Microsoft Mobile shortly after releasing Windows 10. You work at Microsoft? If only people like you try out WP , they will not.

16. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Care to remember how MS turned the tides with XBox360 against PS3? Once it takes off, the vendors will finally be able to say adieu to the crappy Android and switch to WM, and finally start making money.

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Right, they will do so much better than Nokia and MS themselves were able to.

27. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

it wasn't Ms that turned tides with 360 .. it was Sony that launched an expensive console and suffered because of it.. Microsoft got easy initial sales because of Sony's blunder.. want proof ? - even after gaining a super strong head start , ps3 was able to match xbox 360 lifetime sales.. both sold around 80 million .. so don't spread false statements .. and everybody knows what's happening with PS4

28. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Yeah, why don't you mention what's happening with might Sony, eh?

31. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

That's right. At the moment, Xbox is losing but they are turning that around fast. They have won in sales the past two months, which are the most two important months of the year.b

32. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

sony is failing in mobiles as simple as that.. they have been seriously overpricing their Low and Mid range phones.. even MS is doing far better job than sony in Mobiles My comment was in regards to playstation not mobiles or other areas...

49. sgodsell

Posts: 7034; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You are oblivious to the manufacturing world and what the OEMS actually do. First and foremost WP only went free to try to compete with Android last year. Even then Microsoft has this facade where it treats WP like Android. Microsoft wants OEMS to take WP and install it on their hardware. This can't be farther from the truth. OEMS can take Android, modify and install their own hardware and software without Googles help. OEMS can't take or use their own hardware unless Microsoft has pre approved and supports the hardware, or OEMS have to wait for Microsoft to write something for them. WP OEMS can only use a select few Qualcomm CPUs ONLY. This is fact. Not fiction. Even though WP has 2.7% of the global market share in mobiles. Microsoft and now its Nokia has 95% of their WP sales. What OEM wants to jump into Microsoft's market when 5% of the 2.7% market share is left for all the WP OEMS. No wonder why OEMS run away, or don't want to make devices for Microsoft's WP. Microsoft always wants to compare itself to Android, but it has much more in common with iOS and Apple. Microsoft should stop this facade and just become another Apple, and call it a day.

58. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Care to explain how many sub par Android handsets out there? Google never monitored phones released by OEMs and copycats. Microsoft wants quality in their handsets

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Microsoft will turn things around because more than any other OS in history Windows 10 was built on the feedbacks of consumers. They are giving the people what they want.

33. mariusmuntean

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Correct and if they indeed listen to what consumers want, and add features based on consumers votes and requests they will gain marketshare. Apple almost never listens to consumers. Many have been screaming for a long time for Apple to give the users the option to manually change GSM bands: 2G,3G,4G on ALL operator. everyone else has this, Apple not! and many more....MS don't do the same and you will win consumers shortly

2. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

I got my Mac and my android , no thanks

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Soooooooo what ?

4. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Yup I'm sure its gonna change the future of Microsoft mobile OS

5. muser793

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

incoming people wanna play it cool by saying how much they love using Linux or mac n how bad the windows is n how they're special but in reality can't live a single day without using windows...

15. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

I havent used windows for a long time

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

hard to find a job that doesnt use it. If you do then its a 'fluke'. The odds are supremely against you to have the same story as you. And remember you represent about 1% of the population when you make a claim. You are NOT the majority.

44. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Yes, but enterprise is not updating from 7->8. They are staying at 7. S o if Microsoft wants to gain that part of their business back in the near future then they better knock it out of the park with 10. Or enterprise will continue to stay at 7.

53. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes they are mainly cause enterprise is slow as hell. However, new business which start up everyday are being tied into the win8 and office online ecosystem. Point being, it will be hard pressed to find a job where windows is not part of the structure. They exist but at a far far far far lesser number than what even windows mobile has for market share.

55. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

I work just fine selling high quality cars of Mercedes-Benz

21. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Nope. I prefer Ubuntu then Win7.

7. TA700

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

The change Microsoft made from WinMo 6 to 7 made me switch to android. I'm not likely ever going to switch back looking at where its heading.

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Single OS story...if anything your choice is trying to emulate what windows has been trying to do for awhile now, and we will see tmw if that is the case.

37. TA700

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I don't get what you mean by "Single OS story", I'm not a fan of any company, just choose whatever system that fits my needs most. I use a Windows PC as well as the Surface Pro. In some ways, I consider the old WinMo 5/6 superior to Android e.g. the full screen handwriting capability not even my note 4 has, the IR port from the PDA/phones back then not only transmit, they are able to receive too unlike the "IR blaster" crap that inhibits code learning. Too bad MS went on to emulate apple's restrictive system rather than improving on their strengths.

43. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Restrictive system? How many windows blinds are out there to customize windows 8, 7, xp, etc. Themes? Sure. In the end the OS itself as a whole is more stable, faster, secure than what android offers. So right now they needs apps, windows pc is popular cause of games and well apps. What i mean by a single os story, is that android is trying to be a single os, with desktop, mobile, tablet, all rolled into one. Problem is getting into x86 and getting 'real' apps that are not just touch apps. This is where MS will shine. If they are using some code that will translate an app at the assembly/machine level, in a true write once deploy to arm/x86, then app gap is no longer and the only thing that needs to happen, is people make apps. I dont buy an OS cause i can change its icons or launcher, i buy an os cause its stable, efficient, and does what i need. Also IR, ewww imo that is, but it had its uses. Full screen write is nice but never think i would use it on a phone.

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