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Microsoft Mobile Market Share

Steve Ballmer’s ‘failure’ illustrated in a single chart

August 26th, 2013

A picture is worth a thousand words and sometimes a chart is worth even more. Microsoft’s announcement late last week that Steve Ballmer would step down from his role as chief executive within the next year rocked the tech world, though it was hardly a real surprise. While Microsoft is still the largest software company …

Asus Windows RT Tablets Cancelled

Yet another vendor has dumped Windows RT

August 9th, 2013

Windows RT is quickly becoming the kid in high school who never showered and whom no one wanted to sit with in the cafeteria. The Wall Street Journal reports that Asus has officially cancelled all of its plans to make Windows RT tablets because no devices based on the operating system have sold well. Asus is …

Windows Android Tablet Market Share

Windows gains no tablet traction as PC OEMs turn to Android

August 6th, 2013

Microsoft has had a hard time getting consumers to buy the Surface and it seems that other Windows-based tablets aren’t doing much better. New research from Canalys shows that traditional PC vendors such as Samsung, HP and Lenovo have been increasingly turning to Android for tablets instead of Windows 8 or Windows RT. Specifically, Canalys …

Microsoft Windows RT Analysis

Why Microsoft is doggedly sticking it out with Windows RT

August 2nd, 2013

Give Microsoft credit: They don’t give up on their ideas, even when the market is telling them they should. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley writes that Microsoft is highly unlikely to write off its tablet-centric Windows RT platform as a sunk cost even though both consumers and OEMs are avoiding it like the plague. In particular, …

Asus Windows RT Criticism

Asus abandons Windows RT

July 30th, 2013

It’s not just consumers who are avoiding Windows RT these days. In an interview with AllThingsD, Asus chairman Jonney Shih said that his company has no current plans to release any more tablets based on Microsoft’s Windows RT platform because the results from earlier RT tablets have been “not very promising.” While Shih didn’t rule out making …

Nvidia undeterred by gloomy projections, pledges loyalty to Windows RT

July 18th, 2013

Even though manufacturers keep running away from Windows RT, chipmaker Nvidia is sticking by its commitment to make GPUs for devices based on Microsoft’s tablet operating system. Rene Haas, Nvidia’s vice president of computing products, told ComputerWorld this week that his company still believes Windows RT has a bright future ahead of it despite many analysts’ …

Windows RT 8.1 Snapdragon 800 Support

Qualcomm partners with Microsoft to power quad-core Windows RT 8.1 tablets

June 4th, 2013

Qualcomm at the Computex 2013 trade show in Taipei on Tuesday announced that it has added support for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows RT 8.1 operating system to its high-end Snapdragon 800 processor. The quad-core chip features an integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE modem and supports speeds of up to 2.2GHz per core. The company promises a new …

Windows RT Criticism Acer

Acer chairman knocks Windows RT yet again

June 3rd, 2013

Acer doesn’t seem to be able to make up its mind about Microsoft and its new platforms. Top executives from the company have called Windows 8 a flop and bashed Microsoft for its Surface tablet, but at the same time Acer’s president Jim Wong has also defended the operating system. Microsoft is doubling down on …