Let your Microsoft flag fly0 posts
Let your Microsoft flag fly0 posts
Thanks for the clarification, it’s much appreciated.
Perhaps we are both arguing the same moot point. Much like Xbox music, it would seem Google Music is yet, another subscription based music service with its own set of limitations. Xbox music relied heavily on Windows 8 adoption rates to bolster it’s subscription service while I see Google Music relying heavily on Androids massive adoption rates to somehow correlate into subscription services.
I suppose when it’s all said an done, it comes down to, how do you get someone to yet again sign up for a service that can be attained anywhere by a myriad of options? Once Google or Microsoft figure that out, then we can have a real discussion on quality rather than availability.
Thanks for the banter.
4 days ago on MS should probably just give up in the consumer space 1 recommend
I’m a bit confused by your narrative.
You use Google’s support of OSX and Windows as a plus, but began this entire argument saying that using a laptop is an inconvenience to you.
Yet assuming your point is that it is browser based and can be accessed by any platform, it would also seem logical that you can access the same browser based Google music on any phone with a modern browser; which WP does have.
You mentioned that not supporting iOS, OSX and android makes it a non starter for 90% of the market. You need music on the go. There seems to be a disconnect in a few of your claims. Google music does not yet support iOS. Android is not 90% of the market. OSX is not 90% of the PC market, and any mobility found in OSX can be found in Windows and WP.
The US is in fact not the largest market as China out paces 3 to 1.
I’m not sure how pointing out common restrictions accomplishes anything.
I’m also confused as how pointing out common expansion is a selling point.
I’m just not sure how you’re attempting to frame your argument. Perhaps links, details, or some further clarification would help us all.
4 days ago on MS should probably just give up in the consumer space 1 reply 11 recommends
I suppose an observation like this could also argue that Windows no longer needs to offer Chrome as a browser option now that Google not only produces an OS but also partners with the same OEM’s that build PC’s for Microsoft.
Just another observation.
6 days ago on Google demands Microsoft remove YouTube Windows Phone app, cites lack of ads 1 reply 1 recommend
Not saying your point is invalid, but it seems akin to saying, “there is no choice….other than that choice over there.” Just an observation.
Agreed. I suppose the tech blogosphere narrative of Microsoft as of late has a lot of people positioning for the worst and at best hoping for passable from Microsoft. As much as I like Microsoft’s offerings, I understand that the current software horizon on which they stand, has only been exacerbated by their seemingly inability to adjust as flexibly as the competition.
I actually agree that creating enticing and highly functional applications should have been a bigger priority as they brainstormed Windows 8. I suppose the only issue with that is exclusivity. If Adobe or any other company created a touch suite with Windows 8 in mind, what incentive would they have not to port it to iOS and Android (who have much larger penetration and market share) immediately?
I think in the end, Microsoft was dammed if they did and dammed if they did it another way. I simply hope they can find a happy and consumer friendly medium soon so that discussions can circle parity and choice rather than condemning one software giant or another to perceived irrelevance.
Thanks for the cordial response.
12 days ago
It seems you have a vision or opinion on how Microsoft should have separated the two interfaces. Your vision is complete with partnerships and well built apps as well.
I ask you however to come up with a marketing strategy that Microsoft could have used to sell two separate OS in the same time frame. How exactly could Microsoft convince people to not only purchase Windows 7+ but unconventional tablet hybrids with Metro/Modern UI? How exactly could Microsoft sell their tablet experience when Android and iOS already have all the apps people need or want? How exactly does Microsoft convince developers that investing in Metro/Modern UI will pay off if there is no previous install base? How exactly does Microsoft convince OEM’s to license two separate OS at the same time when their are free alternatives?
I believe once these questions are answered with successful real world results, that is when Microsoft can separate the two. Until then, Microsoft will have to rely on their engineers, accountants, enterprise partners, focus/group testers and the countless other advisory rolls they use to produce Windows every few years.
His observation is that Windows 7 shipments were recoded the same way Windows 8 ones are. Unless there are 700 million PC sitting in a warehouse somewhere, why would we assume this record is any different?
13 days ago
In an effort to have an informative discussion, could you at least provide a link with the breakdown of individual tablets and PC models each OEM sales and the total revenue of each individual model?
I only ask, because it would only seem fair to compare the Samsung Galaxy 2, 8, and 10 tab sales of the same quarter against either the Surface RT or Pro. It would also seem fair to compare each individual model of PC vs either the Pro or the RT of the same quarter as well.
Perhaps we could look into how well Asus, Acer, Dell, Lenovo and others are doing with individual Android line ups against the RT or Pro.
It would seem a consortium effort is not the same as a single manufacturer with individual offerings.
20 days ago on Microsoft shipped 900,000 Surface tablets in Q1, says IDC 1 reply 2 recommends
22 days ago
Agreed. Last I checked you mentioned Windows 7.
Guess who sells Windows 7 too?
Their job isn’t to ask for sales numbers either. They don’t beg for Nexus sales numbers or Chromebook numbers, or Nexus Q numbers, or for Apple to breakdown the numbers between iPad 4 and iPad mini sales.
If their job is to write about whatever is appropriate, then it would seem appropriate to either beg for numbers of ALL OEM’s, software developers and manufacturers or simply report on the numbers given when given.