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Windows Phone boss calls Android ‘kind of a mess’ despite being world’s biggest mobile OS

Published Apr 16th, 2013 2:55PM EDT
Windows Phone chief calls Android 'kind of a mess' despite being world's most popular mobile OS

Everything we’ve seen so far indicates that Windows Phone 8 is barely making a dent in the consumer market or the enterprise market while Android and iOS remain the world’s two most popular mobile operating systems. Regardless, Microsoft’s Windows Phone division chief Terry Myerson described Android as “kind of a mess” during AllThingsD’s D: Dive Into Mobile conference this week because Samsung has been the only vendor to consistently turn a profit from selling Android smartphones. Myerson said that because of this, there is “clearly mutiny in the Starship Android” and implied that more vendors would start looking away from Android and toward other operating systems, presumably including Windows Phone.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.