Microsoft is one of the premium software companies in the field of technology. It has gained steady popularity by consistently bringing great operating systems in the arena. Recently, it was in the news that Microsoft is taking over Nokia. This is the move by the Microsoft in order to make a big shift from being a popular software firm to becoming a services and devices firm. This means that people should anticipate the company to experience its fair share of unsteadiness and hiccups over the coming few quarters at the least.
As reported on Twitter, Kevin Turner, the COO of Microsoft, has admitted during the firm’s financial analysts meeting, which was held on Thursday, that the company has had its fair share of experiencing growth problems and pains with its new business strategy and model. He stated that Microsoft in particular is full to the brim with a lot of work that needs to be finished regarding the Windows Phone. He stated Windows Phone as a “distant bird” behind the Android and iOS.
It is indicative that Windows Phone is still far away from competing with Android and iOS. Turner stated that a lot needs to be done before the big two become the big three. However, the market share of the company has improved in the previous year without creating a dent in the virtual duopoly of its rivals.
Kevin Turner also reported that there has been certain “consternation” among the OEM partners of the Company when Microsoft made the decision to enter the arena of hardware game by developing the Surface. However, the Company has strongly emphasized that simply because it has decided to become a devices firm does not mean that it will be creating all its devices based on Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems.