Reply to post: Cross platform, my ass.

Mobile first? Microsoft decides to kneecap its Android users instead

DanielN
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Cross platform, my ass.

"These days people want cross platform and don't care what runs underneath so long as it gives them the features they want."

... when using a device as a commodity dumb pipe for text and humorous cat pictures.

When they are trying to get two video cameras to sync, or run a high-end scanner, or make heavily formatted documents, or integrate data from three databases, or any other technically difficult task, they want a well-designed OS with a strong driver and software ecosystem.

Microsoft seems to be optimizing to compete in the commodity dumb pipe market. It's a big market, but the margins are thin. High-end business and recreation software has better margins, and customers with no choice but to buy.

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