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Microsoft Drops the Curtain on its Mobile OS Efforts

Microsoft Drops Windows 10 Mobile Efforts

Barry BarcodeMicrosoft throws in the towel on their Windows 10 for mobile.
by Barry Barcode

Microsoft, after initially and aggressively pursuing its Windows 10 operating system for smartphones, has now seemed to have all but called it quits on what had been their flagship smartphone OS. As a matter of fact, the software giant’s chief architect of the 10 OS had personally tweeted that the company is no longer interested in developing more advanced features as well as hardware support at this point in time. He also added that he himself had switched to the android platform on his personal phone.

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However, it was not always this way as MSN tried its level best to claw its way into the hotly contested smartphone market. Especially since it had realized that the future obviously belongs to hand held e-communication devices. In a last-ditch attempt, Microsoft tried its level best to attract smartphone users by allowing them access to the same universal apps that were available on their hand-held devices, as well as on their PCs and laptops. But it was quite simply a little too late because the smartphone train had moved on and Microsoft had not been able to secure a berth. This is why, in spite of their best efforts, the concept of seamless integration between PCs and smartphones just failed to catch on.

According to market research companies today, lesser than the half a percentage of people were using windows on their smartphones, earlier this year and this was in spite of years of ceaselessly marketing windows OS to consumers all over the world.

Finally, Microsoft saw the handwriting on the wall and conceded defeat as customers preferred their arch rivals Apple and Android over Windows regardless of the OS’s decades long pedigree. And since end consumers were not interested in the product, there was no reason for the manufacturers to bundle this software with their phones.

Regardless of how hard they tried, they simply could not create an OS as smooth and functional as their rivals and so had to pay the ultimate price.

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