Microsoft, at one time, was a force to be reckoned with. In the enterprise space and with most desktop computers, it still is. Unfortunately, with mobile phones and tablet computers, it is late to the game and not having launched at all.
This article points out a huge Microsoft fail in which it is dictating what OS should go on OEM tablets running Microsoft OS and what should not. Seriously, I am not kidding. It’s one of those things that has me wondering how many hamsters running in a big wheel are in charge of the big decisions in Redmond these days.
While Microsoft is FINALLY getting something worthwhile out in the mobile phone space, it is incredibly late to the game and lack enough market penetration to really matter as much as it could have say, two years ago.
On the tablet front, I have just given up on Microsoft completely. Despite having always seen Microsoft as a control freak (like Apple) with how its products are used, that article by the Register took the cake for me. OEMs are sick of waiting on you, Microsoft. Either release something or stop wasting everyone’s time.