“Microsoft’s Not Doing Enough For Windows Phone 8″ Say The CEO Of EEAugust 11, 2013 3 Comments
Recently, EE’s CEO Olaf Swantee sat down and spoke to Mobile Today to express his opinions on the current state of the Windows Phones platform and what his thoughts on Microsoft’s ambitions to make the OS succeed were. Below is what he is quoted saying:
What’s concerning is we still see such a significant demand for iOS and Android. While Microsoft has seen some increases to the popularity of its platform, it’s still very small compared to the other two. It still has to do work to support it. It’s a different operating system, a good product and exciting, but it needs to offer more support
His comments come on the heels of another head honcho, Nokia app chief Bryan Biniak, coming out to International Business Times and speaking against the slow progression. His comments are as followed:
We are trying to evolve the cultural thinking (at Microsoft) to say ‘time is of the essence.’ Waiting until the end of your fiscal year when you need to close your targets doesn’t do us any good when I have phones to sell today.
With all that’s been said about the progression made in the smartphone market, we strongly believe Microsoft is making big moves, but in terms of gaining apps and games that users want at a rapid pace, Microsoft has to push harder. When it comes to innovation and making sure the platform continues to be upgraded on a consistent basis we believe Microsoft will in fact turn heads when it officially announces Windows Phone 8.1 soon. Our patience’s will pay off soon enough.. trust and believe only..MBGWTags: ee, ibt, international business times, Mobile, UKAbout, Interviews, News, Phones