Ahmed Eltawil's Blog

Does Microsoft’s Windows division have a vision anymore?

Posted on: March 23, 2014

Am I the only one who thinks Microsoft’s Windows division has no vision? We all know the mess they put themselves in when the premature Windows 8 was released. And then Windows RT was a big failure among hardware manufacturers and caused even more confusion among consumers.

Then came Windows 8.1 that did correct many previous flaws but still faces many challenges. And now Microsoft is about to release a “Windows 8.1 Update 1”. Why not call it 8.2 since this is supposed to be a major update? Some may say this is a bigger update than 8.1.

And Windows Phone is in quite of a mess as well. Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile division and paid them billions of dollars yet also approached other manufacturers and got a deal with four of them to release Windows Phone devices. Why?

So no one is left making Windows RT devices except Microsoft and we haven’t seen efforts from manufacturers other than Nokia (now Microsoft) in the Windows Phone area for years. Is Microsoft planning on releasing their own Windows RT and Windows Phone devices? Why did Microsoft sign a deal with those hardware manufacturers to make Windows Phones if Nokia owns that market right now?

Lots of unanswered questions in regards to both Windows and Windows Phone which only makes developers hesitate even more before thinking of making apps for those platforms. I can’t even imagine what the average consumer is thinking about when looking at Windows tablets or Windows Phones.

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