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Now of course you do have the fact, that even Mozilla realized that the adoption rate on the W8 Phone was too low, to even come out with a browser for those devices. ww.wpcentral.com/firefox-windows-8-dead-company-cites-low-user-adoption
Mozilla even took away the ability to use Firefox in the Metro Interface on 8.x. This is from Feb. 27th this year. "Microsoft Plans Price Cut for Windows Phone 8 Licenses"mulling a similar gambit
"In a bid to spur adoption, Microsoft is reportedly preparing to take an ax to the fee it charges OEMs for Windows Phone 8 licenses.
Microsoft is reportedly on the verge of slashing Windows Phone 8 licensing fees, a move that may help the company make gains against Android and iOS, the current mobile operating system champs. The software giant is said to beto shore up OEM support for low-cost Windows 8.1 tablets and other devices.During Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Infosonics CEO Joseph Ram Sascha SegantoldPCMagthat his company is "hearing Microsoft will drop the license fee quite a bit, as far as 70 percent, which will make their product more competitive in terms of price." Infosonics is a provider of low-cost Android handsets to Latin American markets as well as unlocked devices for the United States.Windows Phone licenses cost between $23 and $30,accordingto handset maker ZTE. Ram also toldPCMag, "We're seeing trends that Microsoft is working with major chip makers to create the right ecosystem to be able to bring cheaper products to market." He added that under the new pricing scheme, it wouldn't be hard to introduce Windows Phones that are price-competitive with Android.In a smartphone market currently dominated by Android devices like Samsung's popular Galaxy handsets and Apple's iPhone, Microsoft lags far behind. The company made a bold move to reverse its mobile fortunes, when in September, after months of rumors, it announced theacquisition of Nokia's mobile hardware unit for $7.1 billion. Nokia is Microsoft's premier Windows Phone partner."Microsoft Plans Price Cut for Windows Phone 8 Licenses: Reports This is from the 28th of Feb. What we know about Windows Phone 8.1 so far From the 22nd of Feb. Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap - InformationWeek
Everything I have found. It is not users being illiterate that is killing Windows 8.x & W8 Phone. It is the devices with Microsoft's OS running on them, that is driving away customers to the other OS's.
Then comes along Coke Head Blamer. He just destroyed the company beyond any recognition. Only thing that is really keeping MS afloat, is the little bit of Enterprise customers he has.
My state has been test benching a custom Linux distro, that they can roll out to all agencies, and are already migrating a lot of custom desktop apps to Web Browser based.
Broe23, I don't understand your point really. Is someone forcing you to use Windows? If not don't if you don't like it.
With iOS & Mac OS, it allows for what you do on Mac OS, to be capable of cross platformed over to the iOS devices. Same with Linux. What you can do on it, you can also do on Mac OS, iOS and Android. Once Apple brings the iTunes App store to the Android platform, it is all over.
The new lead for Apple, is finally realizing that there are users using alternative OS's, that want to be able to have access to the same items that iOS & Mac OS users have.
Look at Steam. They finally saw the light of a niche market with the Linux users. Steam runs faster and better in Linux, then it does in Windows.
As for a big investment in Apple products. They are no more expensive then top of the line PC units which is what keeps those companies selling economy based lines afloat.
Lets use the airlines & cruise lines as an example. It is not the flyers wanting a $200-350 one way ticket, or people wanting to go on a cruise with the $400-600 per person tickets & packages that keeps them going. It is those going for the highest priced tickets and paying large sums of money on the cruises, that pay the bills for the companies.
Right now I can pick up a Mac Book for under $1,000.00, that will do everything that a $1500 Laptop will do and then some.
Microsoft did not see the markets that Apple saw. When Microsoft tried, they have fallen flat on their face. With the Xbox market, it was to keep up with Sony, due to there was no other competition other then the PC & Mac market out there for gaming.
Right now Sony is outselling Microsoft in more units then Microsoft ever realized.
As a Finance major in Business Management, I pay attention to this stuff. Otherwise if I told a customer or client that came to me, and decided to go elsewhere, due to I did not know what is going on. My business would not still be here.
To wrap up, here are a couple of links backing up why Sony is killing MS right now in the gaming market. SAPVoice: Why PS4 Is Selling Faster Than Xbox One - Forbes
This article was just released today at 4:24 EDT. MS has decided to slash the Xbox One by $50, thinking that it will generate failing sales. Microsoft Cuts Xbox One Price by $50 to Increase Sales : Tech/Biz : Auto World News No what MS problem is. Is that they messed up rushing the platform to release it when Sony did. But also released units that failed out of the gates. They either were meant to be only for test purposes in house, or had bad hard drives and/or disc drives.
February Sales numbers for PS4 vs. Xbox One. PS4 spanks Xbox One in early 2014 sales | Product Reviews Net From the 22nd this month, regarding Surface sales. Are Microsoft Corporation's Surface Sales About to Fall Off a Cliff? (AAPL, MSFT, SSNLF)
You still have speculators that keep stating that Microsoft is going to overtake Apple in 3 years. They state that every year. Guess what. Apple is still killing Microsoft in all markets, same as Sony is killing Microsoft in the Gaming market. Microsoft had their chance, but Gates & Ballmer thought otherwise that they would try for the consumer market that was looking for what they thought in their eyes as cheap and easy to use software & hardware.
The biggest problems are that MS has had to go out and buy up companies that wrote software, due to their engineers could not figure out how to do it, or it infringed on the copyrights of the competition. So why not just buy them out. They never got the hardware division figured out. Look at all of the problems with the Xbox 360. Still having them with the Xbox One. They had to slice the cost of OS & the Surface last year, due to they could not even give the stuff away.
Even when they gave hardware away and OS along with other software away, user adoption failed to show the numbers that MS Sales & Marketing department wanted.