Microsoft Exec Dismisses Surface Phone Rumors, Disses Android and iOS

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yammerpickle2

Just another MS employee out of touch with reality. No matter how much they wish it, Windows Phones are too late and too small of a share to be relevant. They can eventually move desktop users into using the interface, but by then Samsung and Apple will already be another generation ahead of them.

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r3dd4wg

Nice picture, Terry ... dumbass

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Chewieshmoo

Terry Myerson = DEAL WITH IT.

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Mikey109105

Assuming Microsoft doesn't fire you for making these comments, Mr. Myserson, I think you can expect some sort of demotion, LOL!

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pastorbob

I don't see it. I have two Android smart phones (my wife's and mine) and an ASUS tablet running Android. I love them all and don't see any "mess" with any of them. They are reliable, customizable and easy to use. I have all of the apps I need (or want) and they serve me well. All of my Android devices cost me hundreds less than any of the competitive devices.

I guess when you are the top of anything you are more open to criticsim no matter how misinformed and misguided it may be. Microsoft of all companies knows that.

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Ledoubleu

Another record quarter for Microsoft so something is going their way!

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big_montana

He did speak some truth though and only the most fanatical fan boy of either iOS or Android would state otherwise. I pre-ordered the HTC One, but if Sprint had invested in Windows Phones, I would have purchased one instead. Android is a mess, as how often do Android devices receive updates? iOS is stale as the OS has not changed much since it was first released, yes they toss in a couple bells and whistles not and then, such as siri, to make people think they are still on their game, but it is an old outdated platform. BB 10 is more relevant right now then either Android or iOS which is not saying much. To those who say MS needs to focus on their own platform, well there is a reason they are experiencing growth in Europe, South America and 3rd world nations, it is a very good modern OS, which has over 150,000 apps. No it does not compare to Androids 600,000 apps or iOS 700,00 apps, but how many of those apps are actually functional productive apps, and not soundboards, wall papers, fart apps, call re-directors and such? MS does have the top developers on board as well, and the average user downloads around 55 apps, and that the Windows Phone Store has accumulated over 1 billion transactions. These numbers are nothing to sneeze at, and considering these are paid apps like iOS, and not free apps like the majority of Android apps are, devs like WP.

http://www.slashgear.com/windows-phone-store-now-has-over-130000-apps-available-26271635/

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Hey.That_Dude

" but how many of those apps are actually functional productive apps, and not soundboards, wall papers, fart apps, call re-directors and such"
It really bugs me when people say this crap. There are plenty of apps that offer useful, albeit niche, applications that WinPhoneX has never offered, and likely will never offer.
OpenVPN? Yeah, Android only. IPSec isn't bad, but it's been proven that OpenVPN is better. And, if you looked down lower, they JUST got a Pandora app. Almost everyone I know loves their Pandora accounts. The fact that WinPhoneX JUST got it is embarrassing.
"devs like WP" again, look at my comment down lower. If Dev's like it SOOOOOOOOOO much, then why is it almost always last on the development list?

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Sirius

Because companies tend to push development based on market share. And there are a TON of apps on both AppStore and Android market that are simply useless clutter.

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Hey.That_Dude

Even if "a ton" is 90%, M$ is still behind Apple and Google by around 30,000 apps.
Put in other terms, Windows Phone would have to increase the number of "not crap" apps they have by 60% just to match up with the ASSUMED crappyness rate of 90%.
I don't care how you slice that. WinPhone is not doing well by any standard.

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Sirius

Which is unfortunate, because I'd trade my pos iPhone 4 for a Nokia Lumia 920 in a heart beat.

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reaplove

Things are happening and people are getting surprised. Thy are very big players. Don't get any harm. So let them be.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Microsoft is the "mess."

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TrollBot5000

I'm not sure what the reason is exactly but lately I've been growing angrier and angrier towards these microsoft shills. I guess mainly because M$ is becoming less and less relevant by the day. Their business model is obsolete and now all they do is imitate not innovate. To say android is a mess just makes me want to punch this douche in his face.

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Sirius

Out of curiosity, why is it, whenever someone posts an opinion in favor of Microsoft, someone like you comes along and calls them a "shill?" And I love how you think Microsoft is becoming less and less relevant. But that's ok, I guess it's the "in" thing to be anti Microsoft. Never mind they still control the consumer desktop and business desktop market by a HUGE percentage and they aren't likely to go anywhere any time soon. Good luck with all that anger your building up. I'd suggest you let it go and maybe try some meditation before you have a heart attack.

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vrmlbasic

Android IS a mess. I have phones stuck on Gingerbread, stuck on ICS and my current phone, despite being 1.25 years old and being made by a Google-owned company (Motorola) is stuck on the first iteration of Jelly Bean, and I had to wait about a year to get that.

Google also continues to subtract features as Android "advances".

Why can't I select "charge only" when my phone is hooked to a PC via USB? I could before ICS.

Why can't I go to camera without having to unlock my phone first? I could before ICS.

Why can't I put my phone into sleep mode? I could before Jelly Bean.

Why are HDMI display options besides mirroring considered "new" with Jelly Bean 4.2 when they existed on Gingerbread (and were stripped out for ICS)?

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Slugbait

As far as dissing Apple, it sounds like he's right on the money. Verizon saw a 33% drop in activations this last quarter. But the telling stat is that about half of those disappointing activations were for older-gen iPhones: http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/18/technology/mobile/verizon-iphone/index.html. So yeah...seems they're stale, the few who want an iPhone don't really want the latest anymore.

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Peanut Fox

Calling the UI, or even the OS stale would make sense. Saying their applications or "App Store" is stale could only be PR spin.

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Hey.That_Dude

Yet, every time I see an app being made it always goes in this order. Apple->Android->BlackBerry->MAYBE WinPhoneX.
Sure, you've got 48/50 of the top sold apps but you've got about 7/40 of the last few apps I looked at and wanted. Dunno, maybe I'm just odd.

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Peanut Fox

They JUST got Pandora a few weeks ago. I don't know if this is PR spin, or he actually believes by comparison they're doing okay in the application space.

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