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“Microsoft’s Not Doing Enough For Windows Phone 8” Say The CEO Of EE

August 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..MBGW

Source: MobileToday International Business Times


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  • WindowsPowerUser

    I see articles like this that say, “Microsoft isn’t doing enough” or “Microsoft Windows Phone needs to have more apps” and I ask this question. How is it Microsoft’s fault if a certain app isn’t in the Store to purchase? If an app isn’t in the Store, don’t complain to Microsoft, complain to the company that owns that game or app on other platforms and tell them they need to support and build the app for Windows Phone. If the company doesn’t know there is a demand, of course they’re not going to support the platform. But don’t blame Microsoft for the app or game not being available. That’s like blaming the TV Service Provider for Disney Channel Network showing the same shows and episodes day after day. You just wouldn’t do that. You would blame the source and complain to Disney Channel Network. So stop blaming Microsoft for the shortcomings of apps and games not being available. As far as the general public are concerned, the phone doesn’t have that certain app and that’s the reason why they don’t buy the phone. Its not Microsoft’s fault. Its the company’s fault for not making the app in the first place, and its the consumer’s fault for not complaining to that company directly. If company doesn’t know there is a demand then of course there isn’t going to be a supply, and that effects everyone.

  • truthhurts

    AMEN..Although, Microsoft could plead and make deals for apps to come, it is not their responsibility to make the app available but the publishers of such apps!!! They need to be hounded like a dog, not MS

  • Anonymous

    If Microsoft would release os updates more often people would be happier with platform. I would like to see quarterly or at least biannual updates. We hear about about gdr2, gdr3, blue but for most of us this is vaporware.

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