Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:38 AM
Be interesting to see what they can do. There are plenty of people who'd like a solid eco-system and Android has always had the fragmentation problem - real or imagined. Putting aside the obvious attempts by the author to get people to argue by pretending to be so ignorant and one sided (not fooling me and I hate the way this is becoming common practice), Apple does have the lions share of the market. Shifting a dominat player is difficult, but Apple did it to Nokia, and then Android did it to Apple in the mobile market - so it's possible. Microsoft have a serious edge though because people know the windows brand and we can assume they've learned that having a better product is no substitute for intelligent marketing. From what I've heard the Os is a step ahead of Android and Apple, and business is likely to snap these up immediately - if the typical Apple buyers think the Microsoft tab gives them a professional look, then they'll bail too - especially now Apple is desperately pulling gimmicks like 'retina' out of the bag to keep it's yearly cycle working.