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Just watched the full Google I/O and what they have planned is amazing.

Android will take over; it will be on all devices (Watches, TV, Cars.. etc)

 

End for Microsoft in consumer market is near; it was good run

What you guys think? Can Microsoft ever catch up to this?

 

 

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Oh boy, this thread is going to turn out well...

 

And MS is fine.  They are not going away anytime soon if at all.

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Cars - been there done that
Watches - will see, I think this whole smart watch story is just BS (but that's maybe because I'm getting old)
Phones & Tablets - can't beat Android in that arena; take a piece of it's market maybe
Web Technologies - their presentations where quite impressive (from the brief reading I've done) but MS has their own dev stack server side which ain't a joke

 

Dunno what else they presented in I/O, been busy with work

 

Considering MS is taking the Services route, I doubt they need to worry, albeit they will loose some customers, and win some.

 

Oh boy, this thread is going to turn out well...

 

And MS is fine.  They are not going away anytime soon if at all.

 

heh

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Microsoft is just shifting gears. I feel they are giving up the consumer market to focus on the back end. Their consumer stuff will serve only as a dogfooding platform.

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Microsoft have had many failures, here are just a few:

 

Kin

Zune Music Players

Windows ME

Windows Vista

 

The difference is that Microsoft has more than enough money to afford to have failures, the difference is that they learn a lot from failed products. For example, without Zune we wouldn't have had Windows Phone 7 and then Windows Phone 8.

 

They also have a smart watch incoming that works across ALL mobile platforms, unlike Android Wear or the rumoured iWatch.

 

I'm perfectly happy using their products and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future!!!

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Problem Microsoft has is that regular consumers are moving to mobile device only and they are liking what Android offers. Sad to say but Microsoft lost the battle with Mobile devices.  They are simply taking too long to release new devices and updates. 

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Problem Microsoft has is that regular consumers are moving to mobile device only and they are liking what Android offers. Sad to say but Microsoft lost the battle with Mobile devices.  They are simply taking too long to release new devices and updates. 

 

I disagree, Microsoft has Laptops and Tablets running Windows as well as phones running Windows Phone. Google are playing catch up in some areas just like Microsoft.

 

Ever heard of "Patch Tuesday", my Surface gets updates every second Tuesday of the month as do all the millions of Windows based Laptops and Tablets out there.

 

In terms of Windows Phone I'll get WP8.1, GDR1, GDR2, GDR3 and Windows Phone 9 on a phone from 2012 that already had WP8, GDR1, GDR2 and GDR3. Slow with updates for WP, maybe but I know that when I buy a Windows Phone I'll get 36 months of support as a minimum!!!

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Not sure for what this is proof. Android isn't Google's. Google just uses Android. Beside, the only reason that rumor showed up is because Microsoft is moving Nokia X to "Nokia by Microsoft", the rebrand they are doing all over the place. Microsoft isn't going to use Lumia with the Nokia X Platform.

 

And for TS: let's call BS on your statement. Microsoft is the reason computers are everywhere nowadays. Neither PCs nor Microsoft will disappear.

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Not sure for what this is proof. Android isn't Google's. Google just uses Android.

ok, this is news to me.... :huh:

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Not sure for what this is proof. Android isn't Google's. Google just uses Android. Beside, the only reason that rumor showed up is because Microsoft is moving Nokia X to "Nokia by Microsoft", the rebrand they are doing all over the place. Microsoft isn't going to use Lumia with the Nokia X Platform.

And for TS: let's call BS on your statement. Microsoft is the reason computers are everywhere nowadays. Neither PCs nor Microsoft will disappear.

Microsoft is the reason technology stagnated for over 2 decades. With their monopoly they kept destroying anything that would disrupt their cash cow.

Thank god apple and google fought through it and we are now enjoying the revolution in technology.

As far as I'm concerned Microsoft can cease to exist and we would all be better of for it.

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