Bill Gates says that his company let a place in a $400 billion market slip through its fingers by allowing Google’s Android to be the only competition to the iPhone. Gates said that the lack of a competitive alternative from Microsoft was down to his own mismanagement of the situation and that it was his “greatest mistake.”
Ever wondered what you would get if you merged the best of Metro or Modern UI with the best of Windows 95? This Windows 95 Mobile concept video explores exactly that.
Microsoft executive has confirmed that the company's business is effectively turning its back on the progression of Windows 10 Mobile hardware and software.
After failing to make a success of the mobile business that it purchased from Nokia in 2014, Microsoft has announced that it will be pulling out of the consumer telephone market resulting in the loss of up to 1,850 jobs worldwide. Microsoft took a huge gamble with the purchase, with then CEO Steve Ballmer wanting to turn the corporation into a devices and services company capable of outputting mobile hardware. Microsoft is now ready to call time on that gamble by pulling out of the consumer phone market entirely as part of an effort to streamline its mobile division.
Microsoft has officially announced the closure of its Project Astoria software tool that was originally announced last year. The tool was originally introduced by the software giant as a way for developers to port existing Android apps to the new Windows 10 platform by utilizing the same codebase of the existing apps. Astoria would essentially do some intelligence behind the scenes to bridge the gap between the two platforms, resulting in an enhanced Windows 10 experience. The immediate closure of the project represents a fairly significant setback in the company's efforts to bolster the app offering on Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, the man in charge of Windows Phone, was recently spotted tweeting a photo from an iPhone, and when people took notice, he explained why he uses one.
Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard of Windows Phone is coming to the iPhone soon. Details on the the keyboard which is in a beta testing phase right now, can be found right here.
A curious new app listed on Microsoft Store has introduced speculation that the software giant is planning on introducing its own branded SIM-card for Microsoft devices. The app, which has recently made an appearance on the store, asks if users are "looking for a reliable, convenient way to stay connected everywhere you go, even when WiFi isn't available?" The additional metadata then seems to suggest that Microsoft is planning on solving this problem by introducing its own SIM-card that can be used and paid for through a Microsoft account on a branded Microsoft device.
Here's a side-by-side specs comparison between Microsoft's Lumia 950 vs 950 XL vs Apple's iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6s Plus. Which one would you rather get?
Do you remember when smartphones were just that, smartphones? In a world where display sizes are increasingly encroaching on tablets and mobile CPUs are outperforming those in notebook computers, the smartphone is no longer just a smartphone. If you really want it to be, it can almost replace your computer. And Microsoft wants to capitalize on that.