Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Microsoft makes it official: We're all in with Android

  1. #1

    Microsoft makes it official: We're all in with Android


    Any doubt that Microsoft sees Android as an important part of its future should be erased with a just-announced deal with an Indian handset maker to manufacture dual-boot Windows-Android phones, and with Microsoft asking HTC to include Windows Phone as a dual-boot option on its Android phones. That's on top of Nokia's new line of low-cost Windows Phone devices. Is this a way to extend Windows Phone's life, or an admission of the platform's failure?
    Read the rest here:Microsoft makes it official: We're all in with Android | Computerworld Blogs

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    LOL. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

    Reasonable idea from MS point of view.They want to hook people into paying continuously for services which they control and from whom they can gather data.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 58
    windows 8.1


    Oh well, I know I shall be sticking with my land-line, not that I was ever leaving it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    it is always doom and gloom for Microsoft.
    Everything is a failure and they are always on the verge of collapse.
    How many decades has this been trumpeted now?

    Actually, it's a somewhat good move on MS's part.
    Beating Android from within. It's working in the USA society and gov't, why not in the tech field?

    You all will say it's a sign of the Windows platform being dead. It's not. there is a much bigger picture here.
    And it is not all Doom and Gloom for MS.

    Enjoy your darkness and seething spite.


    Nokia?s shrewd move with the Nokia X undermines Google, bolsters Microsoft | Windows Phone Central
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 58
    windows 8.1


    Speaking for myself, it is not doom and gloom, but the lack of choice. There are those that believe that Microsoft fits their needs. And then there are those who are quite frustrated that Microsoft does not listen to their needs. If you want a Windows phone, fine buy a straight Windows phone. Same with an Apple and the Android. But from what I am seeing is that Microsoft wants to dominate and now control not only computers but phones.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    And that is bad because why?
    If so, then it should promote competition among other developers.
    If they lack the ability, then who's fault is that? Not MS's.

    Why isn't there OS's other than Linux, Unix or Apple? that's not MS's fault either.
    Where is the so called Ubuntu Phone, and why isn't it more prevalent?
    Because Linux is a niche OS, and will never get traction because it has no backing other than a community that is divided amongst themselves, elitist (for no real reason) and easily abandons projects.

    If someone can do things better, why aren't they?

    I don't blame MS, Apple or Linux for the lack of competition, well, actually I do.
    Apple caters to the elite, Linux caters to the estranged. MS caters to the masses.
    Android caters to the masses, but really only in the Phone arena, and some tablet (practically singular use devices, like Nook, Kindle, and simple App tablets) nothing spectacular, sorry, the Windows Pro Tablets dominate in that area.
    The iPad may have some decent Apps, but can't run any desktop software.

    If someone wants to try and build something better, why aren't they? Where are they? They certainly are not doing it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 58
    windows 8.1


    Please read link about who dominates the tablet market, I do not believe it is Microsoft...
    Despite falling market share, iPads outsold next 4+ tablet makers combined in 2013 | 9to5Mac
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    If you go just by the graph, Apple is losing share. Rapidly.
    People are starting to realize and will over the next year, what a REAL tablet can do.
    And it won't be iPad or Android that can ever accomplish that.
    People can love their ToyPads all the want, but that will change. And it is.
    I have had several people asking me about Windows Pro Tablets. And several that have looked at both
    ipad and Windows Pro Tablets and took the Win Tablets and are not disappointed
    Trust me, the age of the ToyPads is waning.

    Despite the doom and gloom and Emergency French Toast. and the so called, not interested in Win8.x.
    the next year will be very telling for all.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 85
    Windows 10 64-bit/ Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    If you go just by the graph, Apple is losing share. Rapidly.
    People are starting to realize and will over the next year, what a REAL tablet can do.
    And it won't be iPad or Android that can ever accomplish that.
    People can love their ToyPads all the want, but that will change. And it is.
    I have had several people asking me about Windows Pro Tablets. And several that have looked at both
    ipad and Windows Pro Tablets and took the Win Tablets and are not disappointed
    Trust me, the age of the ToyPads is waning.

    Despite the doom and gloom and Emergency French Toast. and the so called, not interested in Win8.x.
    the next year will be very telling for all.

    ToyPad is an apt name. I bought a new 9.7" Android with Jellybean to experiment and so my dad could have one to take with him on his deployment and I installed a few basic productivity and weak game apps but mostly it sat in my drawer for a month whereas upon getting my new laptop last week (minus any corner refresh light flicker my old one had, which I had to give up sadly), it was a smorgasbord of customization gobbling up spare time.
    The lack of extras in all compared to laptops is bad although the Windows 8 tablets seem the closest to laptops and if you're even thinking of getting a tablet for work purposes, it should be as close to a laptop that you can manage. And still, a lot of people are better of getting an ultrabook, especially for price.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Didn't we hear that last year?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Microsoft makes it official: We're all in with Android
Related Threads
Get it here: Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help See Option One here: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.html
Read more at: Microsoft makes Skype for Outlook.com globally available | ZDNet
Microsoft makes sweeping changes to its volume-licensing plans | ZDNet
Read more at source: Microsoft makes first of its Windows Embedded 8 releases generally available | ZDNet See also: Get Windows Embedded 8
Source A Guy
How Microsoft Makes Profits in General Support
MS makes profits by selling copies of Windows. The more copies of Windows that MS sells, the more profit MS makes. Most people buy some version of Windows when they buy a new computer, and MS then makes a profit. But most people don't buy a new computer until they need one, delaying MS's...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook