Speaking at the Web 2.0 conference yesterday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer didn’t maintain again when requested for his tackle phones working Google’s Android working system, calling the consumer expertise inconsistent and tough to be taught.
“You don’t have to be a pc scientist to make use of a Home windows Telephone,” Ballmer stated. “I believe you do to make use of an Android telephone.”
So how does Google really feel? Answering questions on stage at the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong right now, Google cellular chief Andy Rubin referred to as the Metro consumer interface and tips for Home windows Telephone a “daring transfer” typical of an underdog. However he stated it “could possibly be very harmful for Microsoft,” proscribing the flexibility of app builders and designers to specific their very own creativity.
In different phrases, Rubin thinks Microsoft is being too constant.
Google’s strategy is profitable thus far, as low-cost Android gadgets rise to the highest of the market. Microsoft, which reset its consumer interface with the Home windows Telephone 7 launch, is banking on the brand new “Mango” replace and a partnership with Nokia to reverse its fortunes.