incrediBILL - 2:14 am on Nov 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
I think iPhone/apple has got real competition now with windows 8
Apples and Oranges or should I say Microsofts.
Based on sheer numbers of mobile units sold in the last quarter, Android was Apple's competition and now Microsoft has to unseat Android. If Microsoft were just going after Apple it would've been an easier uphill path since they already own the desktop market.
Android on the other hand, unlike Apple, used the Windows OS sales and distribution model and is selling boatloads of units on many devices from many vendors.
The only thing MS has going for it is the desktop market and all the people that would prefer the simple data path of one vendor for all platforms.
However, as an old Windows programmer guy from 2.x, I think they waited way too late because I'm a big old Android user and it interchanges everything I need just fine with my Windows desktop.
Some corporate users wanting 100% MS Office compatibility for doing presentations on their tablets or whatever will probably go Windows 8 across the board but the rest of us don't care.
I found the Win 8 UI particularly alien to anything I've ever used before and didn't care much for it whatsoever.
x-Windows anyone? Ubuntu?