03-06-2015 12:46 AM
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  1. Rogozinski's Avatar
    Sony has no plans to release Windows smartphones or Windows tablets. The system, according to the company, simply can not compete with Android.

    That says Stephen Sneeden, product marketing manager at Sony, facing NU.nl.

    A year ago, Sneeden said that Sony was considering Windows Phones. "That this has not happened in a year, says something," says Sneeden. "It is now more unlikely that we will make Windows products than a year ago."

    He praises the way it is possible to adjust Sony's taste in Android. "That is not possible in Windows."

    According Sneeden, Android has recently made a big progression, so that there are no longer grounds to also focus on Windows. He called "Android for Work", a business version of Android where companies can set different environments, enables business applications and where communication can encrypt.

    Sneeden also praises the 64-bit architecture of Android Lollipop, the latest version of Android. Therefore, the system can handle much heavier tasks. "Android is becoming a PC replacement. Just look at the Office apps."

    Cheap smartphones

    Sneeden denied in the interview that Sony is not going to make any cheap smartphones anymore. That seemed to be for a while, after Sony during poor results announced, to focus on fewer devices and especially the high-end market.

    According to the marketing manager at Sony, the company remains make cheap devices, only a lot less. He argues that entry models can ensure that new customers choose later for high-end products.

    Source: nu.nl (sorry if my translation is not 100%)
    03-04-2015 10:08 AM
  2. I3unny's Avatar
    Screw them!!
    ali80, James8561, sinime and 3 others like this.
    03-04-2015 10:10 AM
  3. sinime's Avatar
    Sony has been dead to me for probably 10 years now.
    03-04-2015 10:14 AM
  4. spideymaniac's Avatar
    Well, they are in a bad shape anyway, it's actually doubtful they can survive by making smartphone anyway

    It's okay if they don't want it, Microsoft can make WP just fine with Lumia
    03-04-2015 10:16 AM
  5. Rogozinski's Avatar
    They will regret it, when Windows 10 starts to be succesful!
    03-04-2015 10:17 AM
  6. Laurence_Leong's Avatar
    Well, I think that its because of Sony not doing well on smart phone market...+ window phone is a small market compared to android
    Sony might not want to take the risk and the cost to invest in WP
    Personally,I like the design of Sony's phone. I think they should release a WP model based existing Xperia android model to test the market without having to invest to much cost on the design of the phone (similar to the HTC M8)
    snowmutt, ali80 and Guytronic like this.
    03-04-2015 10:26 AM
  7. Visa Declined's Avatar
    He praises the way it is possible to adjust Sony's taste in Android. "That is not possible in Windows."
    We've heard this before, handset makers don't like the fact that they can't skin WP OS to make it look like their own.
    03-04-2015 11:04 AM
  8. Lee Power's Avatar
    With Sonys continued poor build quality, poor customer service & constant design faults who cares about Sony smart phones. Sony Z series have had screen & back glass cracking issues which has continued with Z1, Z2 & the Z3. The water resistance isn't any good on them either.
    Blu3V3nom07 likes this.
    03-04-2015 11:10 AM
  9. Guytronic's Avatar
    Grain of salt...Sony has been debunking Windows rumors for quite a while.

    What these companies say and what they do are usually two different things.
    Doesn't necessarily mean they never will.

    The economics of business is a fluid landscape.
    We all know Sony has made serious mistakes before they just can't afford to any more.
    a5cent, snowmutt, jomarr and 2 others like this.
    03-04-2015 11:50 AM
  10. Visa Declined's Avatar
    With Sonys continued poor build quality, poor customer service & constant design faults who cares about Sony smart phones. Sony Z series have had screen & back glass cracking issues which has continued with Z1, Z2 & the Z3. The water resistance isn't any good on them either.
    Having personally owned 2 Xperia flagships, I don't agree with your "poor build quality" sentiment at all. The phones are glass and aluminum, they're imo a thing of beauty. As for the "glass cracking," they're just like most flagships built today, if you drop them, they break. Many Lumia screens break on the first drop as well.
    a5cent, ali80, Dk92 and 6 others like this.
    03-04-2015 12:25 PM
  11. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    Having personally owned 2 Xperia flagships, I don't agree with your "poor build quality" sentiment at all. The phones are glass and aluminum, they're imo a thing of beauty. As for the "glass cracking," they're just like most flagships built today, if you drop them, they break. Many Lumia screens break on the first drop as well.
    I agree with you regarding build quality. My Sony tablet has great build quality, and it seems indestructible. However, adding Windows to it would have been brilliant, since the android updates stopped after a year.

    Sent from my Q10 using Tapatalk 2
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    03-04-2015 12:36 PM
  12. Visa Declined's Avatar
    since the android updates stopped after a year.
    That's easy to fix: Xperia Tablet Z Original Android Development - XDA Forums
    princeegli likes this.
    03-04-2015 12:43 PM
  13. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Headline: PepperdotNet confirms that it has no plans to purchase Sony phones and tablets!
    03-04-2015 02:11 PM
  14. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    That's easy to fix
    No... mine's older than that. It's still great for watching videos and surfing the Web, but it has a locked bootloader. There was never any rom development for it as a result.

    Sent from my Q10 using Tapatalk 2
    03-04-2015 02:23 PM
  15. Rogozinski's Avatar
    Headline: PepperdotNet confirms that it has no plans to purchase Sony phones and tablets!
    Lol good one!!!
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-04-2015 02:34 PM
  16. Lee Power's Avatar
    All those unhappy Sony Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 & Z3 customers moaning over on the official Sony phone forum must be imagining all the issues there suffering then.
    There are a hell of a lot of reports of glass fronts & / or backs cracking when the phone gets hot & / or just on charge.
    Blu3V3nom07 likes this.
    03-05-2015 12:54 AM
  17. lkcbharath's Avatar
    You guys didn't get it when Sony released that WP app to convince us to switch to Sony Xperia. I would've gave my money to them if they actually spent some money in WP, instead of Nokia.

    Probably partly the reason is no customizability across manufacturers (Huawei-esque), the second - Xbox. Sony compete with Xbox using Playstation, so would it make sense to have a competitors app built in and unremovable, instead of theirs?
    anon(8063781) likes this.
    03-05-2015 01:33 AM
  18. Gabriel Olaru's Avatar
    With Sonys continued poor build quality, poor customer service & constant design faults who cares about Sony smart phones. Sony Z series have had screen & back glass cracking issues which has continued with Z1, Z2 & the Z3. The water resistance isn't any good on them either.
    I had Xperia Z and i currently have xperia Z1 and i don't have any of this issues. The water resistance is only in fresh water, if some people would read the book they would have known that if u put that phone in salty water it will be destroyed :) so your statement is useless.
    03-05-2015 03:41 AM
  19. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Sony will not release any tablet huh? Isn't they have touch enabled laptop? With detachable keyboard.

    Isn't that practically tablet too?
    03-05-2015 04:09 AM
  20. alexander0311's Avatar
    well...i analized what that guy said and by far not because of "rejecting wp" i can say: now i see why sony is doing "so gooood". i mean...look at this guy closed sight. and how he talks as if he doesnt know anything about smartphones. android replacing pc? how, you mr retarded? office is all you know to do on a pc? bad for you. i really dont care about sony. i was never impressed with their devices anyway. if i would have to choose from a android world, one with only samsung and sony, except from the new retarded s6 era, i would have always chose samsung.
    but you know what android player i beg to come to our ecosystem? LG. so sony...we dont need your crap devices anyway.

    PS: good luck in making your smarphone division succeed by not providing enough entry-levels so ppl can "test" your environment without risking a crapload of money on a high-end that they might not like.
    Last edited by alexander0311; 03-05-2015 at 03:12 PM.
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    03-05-2015 04:14 AM
  21. Jorge Holguin's Avatar
    Well they almost shut down the mobile department then retracted when some fans started pressuring Sony. That tells a lot they only department that is doing good for them is the game department. Is not our lost if they don't build one; specially if we never have it.
    03-05-2015 07:05 AM
  22. Ian Too's Avatar
    As quite a loyal Sony customer in the past, what makes me sad about this isn't that they won't support Windows Phone, it is the sheer negativity of Sony management. How can they hope to turn a profit when they're not even prepared to try?

    Sony can't compete with Samsung in the TV market, they can't compete with Samsung with PCs and they can't compete with mobile phones. Everybody knows Sony makes money with PlayStation and selling insurance and that's about it. How pathetic.

    Stop running other people down, Sony. Your failure isn't down to them.
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-05-2015 07:37 AM
  23. realwarder's Avatar
    I used to buy Sony TVs but Samsung ones are so much better.

    Don't see much they make that stands out these days. Have to say I don't associate the brand with anything which is not good for them. Every company needs an area of excellence as a foundation.
    03-05-2015 07:45 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The simple truth is that for Sony at the moment they can't afford to reach into new markets, especially one like WP, so they're being conservative at the moment.

    Just because they say they're not making one now or in the next year, that doesn't mean never. If I was an OEM I'd be cautious too about the WP ecosystem.

    They may also be having difficulty with MS since Sony is a competitor with them in some areas.

    As for the comments about Sony phones. I own the Z3. It's a fantastic device and a thing of beauty. If MS can make a phone like the Z3 I would have bought it.
    snowmutt and Guytronic like this.
    03-05-2015 09:32 AM
  25. fatclue_98's Avatar
    "Android is becoming a PC replacement. Just look at the Office apps."
    I needed a good laugh today. That's just rich.
    03-05-2015 10:15 AM
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