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  1. cracgor's Avatar
    Not all of us ;)
    01-03-2016 07:20 PM
  2. Pierre Blackwell's Avatar
    I think there is a lot getting lost in translation. Satya is simply trying to change the paradigm that has been the model for MSFT the past 20+ years. Keep throwing something at people and sooner or later they will begin to embrace it. With the Surface brand they had to go back to the drawing board and it showed with the Surface Pro 3. The difference with the mobile market is MSFT is really in territory that it has little to now bearing in. Not too many know about windows mobile, so winning the hearts and minds of consumers outright isn't a viable plan. You sell wiindows mobile as an extension of windows 10. This is where the push is with enterprise. I do see windows mobile as the new blackberry. If MSFT can correlate the surface 3/4/book experience being enhanced with a surface phone, that would spark the interest of a lot of people.
    The other factor that has nothing to do with MSFT but everything to do with investing in your next phone is the diminished role of the super carriers. AT&T and Verizon have dictated price points and software updates for years. That is rapidly changing as 2 yr contracts are going away, and updates are occurring at the request of the OEM's. I think the market share in the US will start to shift towards what you see in Europe.
    libra89 and jmshub like this.
    01-03-2016 08:38 PM
  3. runamuck83's Avatar
    Once again a simple statement is being blown way out of proportion. If you read his full statement he's clearly stating that they're not focusing on the market share of any single device. It's the fact that Win10 runs on all these different devices. A "Windows Phone" doesn't need to exist to get "Windows 10" apps. Get it? Therefore, a Surface Mini one day could be a computer that just happens to be able to make phone calls. It's a tablet, not a phone? Or is it?
    01-03-2016 09:23 PM
  4. joeonsunset's Avatar
    In the actual BuzzFeed article, correct me if I'm wrong, the word unsustainable isn't even in a Nadella quote. It's the writer's word, who says, "Nadella admits thats unsustainable, but argues that the company is already trying to get to a world where the device matters less..." And yet the only thing anyone is focusing on is the word unsustainable.

    The interviewer might have asked him, "Can you sustain such a low market share for the next ten years?" And Nadella might have answered, "Well, no, but here's what we are doing..." But we don't know, because, that part of the interview is summarized, not quoted. (Which is interesting because elsewhere the author quotes Nadella for two long paragraphs, just to show how long-winded he is.)

    Read it yourself: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mathonan/360...-satya-nadella
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    01-04-2016 02:16 AM
  5. M7H's Avatar
    I strongly suggest people read this Gartner report themselves, and point me WHERE it is stated that the GLOBAL market SHARE has dropped to 1.7%

    Gartner Says Emerging Markets Drove Worldwide Smartphone Sales to 15.5 Percent Growth in Third Quarter of 2015

    The document clearly states that the global sales where 1.7% in Q3 of 2015.
    This is something totally different then the total market share, yet a lot of "professional" news sites took over these figures, and are all contributing to al this FUD.... what a shame.
    a lot of those news sites where pointed to this in the comments, yet non of them rectified there statements....
    I really get the idea the are all on Apple / Google there paylist.....
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    01-04-2016 08:07 AM
  6. Pete's Avatar
    I strongly suggest people read this Gartner report themselves, and point me WHERE it is stated that the GLOBAL market SHARE has dropped to 1.7%

    Gartner Says Emerging Markets Drove Worldwide Smartphone Sales to 15.5 Percent Growth in Third Quarter of 2015
    Err.

    Table 2.

    Windows 3Q15 share is 1.7%, down from 3Q14 share of 3%
    01-04-2016 08:15 AM
  7. M7H's Avatar
    Err.

    Table 2.

    Windows 3Q15 share is 1.7%, down from 3Q14 share of 3%
    Table 2

    Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Operating System in 3Q15 (Thousands of Units)
    Thats not the total market share!
    They are talking about sales figures for the 3rd quarter......
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    01-04-2016 08:22 AM
  8. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    To me, "unsustainable" means "yeah, we cannot keep our current market share at this rate. It must increase."

    MS can't afford to fail in the mobile market because that is the future. Mobile devices have already taken over the #1 means of accessing the internet. The U.S. market may be a loss, but the rest of the world continues to embrace Windows mobile. In addition, the U.S. market will fall to 3rd in the overall mobile market within the next 15 years, behind India and African nations. MS knows this and as long as they continue to grow there as well as keep or improve their standings in Europe they'll be fine.
    Aranya Tantu likes this.
    01-04-2016 08:55 AM
  9. loribinca's Avatar
    The only chance they've really got is with the enterprise. They lost the consumer market to Apple a long time ago. They tried a couple of times to go after it with Windows Phone 7 and 8 but just could not do it.

    Look at the feature's they're putting in. all tied into windows security and policies, and continuum for people to use desk sharing and their phone instead of a laptop.

    I would consider continuum a work/productivity feature and not a consumer feature anyway.

    I think this is the last hurrah for it though. If it does not work, then they'll just scrap the phone part of it and focus on cloud/productivity
    01-04-2016 09:15 AM
  10. theefman's Avatar
    At this point, the idea that Microsoft needs a hardware mobile solution is misguided. ALL their relevant software, consumer and more importantly enterprise runs on ios and android (where its released first and more fully featured) whose combined user base dwarfs even the desktop, so everything they need to be "in mobile" is already in place. Why do they also need a mobile platform that they only ignore and allocate insufficient resources to which produces the subpar experiences we are seeing with W10M?

    Regarding its importance to UWP, that is being overstated because desktop users have no real need for mobile apps so the loss of their mobile platform wont have an impact on the desktop where Windows users already have access to any application they need via a choice of web browsers.

    So yes, Microsoft is already in mobile and ultimately it seems their own mobile platform is destined to be retired at some point. That's the reality of the path they are currently on with W10M.
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    01-04-2016 09:57 AM
  11. colinkiama's Avatar
    At this point, the idea that Microsoft needs a hardware mobile solution is misguided. ALL their relevant software, consumer and more importantly enterprise runs on ios and android (where its released first and more fully featured) whose combined user base dwarfs even the desktop, so everything they need to be "in mobile" is already in place. Why do they also need a mobile platform that they only ignore and allocate insufficient resources to which produces the subpar experiences we are seeing with W10M?

    Regarding its importance to UWP, that is being overstated because desktop users have no real need for mobile apps so the loss of their mobile platform wont have an impact on the desktop where Windows users already have access to any application they need via a choice of web browsers.

    So yes, Microsoft is already in mobile and ultimately it seems their own mobile platform is destined to be retired at some point. That's the reality of the path they are currently on with W10M.
    To be fair, the windows store isn't just for mobile apps on computers. It's about apps integrating with the OS. You aren't going to be notified for anything, be able to quickly respond to notifications, reply to them, have reminders etc if that website or service isn't a windows 10 app so think about it. If we can all use the Facebook website instead of the app, why is Facebook the no.1 installed app in the windows store for PCs and why is Netflix one of the top apps too or even twitter. Can every website be used easily when you start split-screening?
    Last edited by colinkiama; 01-04-2016 at 03:17 PM.
    01-04-2016 02:54 PM
  12. tgp's Avatar
    You aren't going to be notified for anything, be able to quickly respond to notifications, reply to them, have reminders etc if that website or service isn't a windows 10 app so think about it.
    I'm not giving an opinion one way or the other on the topic being discussed, but this point is no longer accurate. At least with the Chrome browser you can get notifications for some services, such as Gmail and Facebook. If notifications are the driving factor for apps on the desktop, this could mitigate the demand.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-04-2016 04:08 PM
  13. cracgor's Avatar
    I'm not giving an opinion one way or the other on the topic being discussed, but this point is no longer accurate. At least with the Chrome browser you can get notifications for some services, such as Gmail and Facebook. If notifications are the driving factor for apps on the desktop, this could mitigate the demand.
    I didn't know this was a thing either until last month when I switched to chrome. I know it is a personal preference, but I find all these notifications distracting. But hey I don't like flipping live tiles either.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    01-04-2016 04:33 PM
  14. colinkiama's Avatar
    I'm not giving an opinion one way or the other on the topic being discussed, but this point is no longer accurate. At least with the Chrome browser you can get notifications for some services, such as Gmail and Facebook. If notifications are the driving factor for apps on the desktop, this could mitigate the demand.
    Then in that case the guy who I was responding to is completely right. It's weird enough already that the platform stops getting updates in 2 years and support in 3 years. Maybe they are planning to retire it soon. RIP Windows Phone/Mobile.
    tgp likes this.
    01-04-2016 05:04 PM
  15. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Then in that case the guy who I was responding to is completely right. It's weird enough already that the platform stops getting updates in 2 years and support in 3 years. Maybe they are planning to retire it soon. RIP Windows Phone/Mobile.
    I think Microsoft are kind of in a rock and hard place. On the one hand everyone is already more or less saying that Windows Mobile is dead, so you would think it would've been easy for them to just discontinue it. On the other hand if they do, it may have a halo effect on their other products since customers could start thinking that they're going to give up on windows 10 generally which obviously Microsoft doesn't want.
    Aranya Tantu likes this.
    01-04-2016 07:37 PM
  16. x I'm tc's Avatar
    Apple is probably over 10% with Mac, now.
    01-26-2016 11:23 AM
  17. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Apple is probably over 10% with Mac, now.
    What is the meaning of this?

    A Microsoft is loosing it because people "massively" chang to Mac.

    B It took Apple several years to get a "decent" foothold so it is possible to go from a "small" number to "sustainable number because if Apple can do it why not MS.
    01-26-2016 11:44 AM
  18. fdalbor's Avatar
    Apple is not close to 10% of the PC market
    Steve Adams likes this.
    01-26-2016 02:13 PM
  19. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Apple is not close to 10% of the PC market
    Exactly, but the lemmings tout them as taking over the world. ha ha
    02-13-2016 05:25 AM
  20. TechFreak1's Avatar
    If they were going to throw in the towel then why move phones under Panos?

    That is THE question in my book (pun of course intended ).
    Steve Adams likes this.
    02-13-2016 05:50 AM
  21. Tsang Fai's Avatar
    If we talk about mobile services, Microsoft is in an even more difficult situation than mobile devices.

    Almost 99.999..% of people use Google Maps. Many people use Google search and "google" has become a word in dictionary. Many people have a gmail account but not an outlook one.

    More and more people are using Google Docs, Google Forms instead of Office 365. Especially the younger generations. I have a class of high school students having Office 365 (offered by my school) installed on their Windows tablets and most of them use Google Docs everyday despite Office 365 offer more complete features. Many online e-learning services (e.g. Kahoot!, Nearpod) offer signing in with Google account but not Microsoft account.

    It seems that Microsoft services are only safe in the enterprise. They are not anymore in the consumer space. I hope Microsoft is aware of the situation.
    05-10-2016 07:32 AM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    If we talk about mobile services, Microsoft is in an even more difficult situation than mobile devices.

    It seems that Microsoft services are only safe in the enterprise. They are not anymore in the consumer space. I hope Microsoft is aware of the situation.
    I think this is a reach, and it probably varies on various situations. Google Docs is great but it has its limits, especially when it comes to particular things that might be required in post secondary education. I work at an institution that is subscribed to Office 365, which allows for students to use OneDrive cloud storage connected to their accounts. Additionally, outlook email is also connected to Office 365, as well. Trying to do Chicago style citations on Google Docs, good luck. Universities using Office 365 is very common, at least in the United States.

    I have also seen some news stories recently saying that a good amount of Apple users have set their default search to Bing on their iPhone. Outlook on mobile is a service that is very popular on both iOS and Android. Word Flow has gained so much steam on iOS (for good reason). So I'm not sure I can agree that MS is in a hard situation. Maps is a hard battle, though.
    05-18-2016 10:11 AM
  23. ADGrant's Avatar
    Apple is not close to 10% of the PC market
    That's going to depend on what market your are talking about. In the US they are probably over 10% if you exclude Enterprise users. If you are looking at the non Enterprise laptop market it's even higher.

    For the US premium retail market (non Enterprise over $1000 a unit), they have been at around 90% for some time.

    Many of the Silicon Valley tech companies use Macs instead of Windows, Google doesn't actually allow its employees to use Windows.
    05-20-2016 06:48 AM
  24. fdalbor's Avatar
    If you exclude this and add this and ignore this you can make numbers appear to be anything you want them to be. Or does the rest of the world not count.
    05-20-2016 05:14 PM
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