symbolset writes: Microsoft has had sometrouble as of late getting adoption of their mobile products. Even Bill Gates has said it was inadequate. Despite rave reviews of Windows Phone in the press it has failed to get double digit share of the smartphone market. Now comes reports from WMPoweruser that WP8 will lose mainstream support in July 2014, before even Windows Phone 7.8.
Is this evidence that Microsoft will give up their quest for mobile relevance?
symbolset writes: Ars Technica has up a very good two part series on the future of mobile CPUs by David Kanter. Part one is background on the history of mobile and system-on-a-chip integration. Part two is where he really lays into the competitive field, making predictions about future evolutions that look pretty good.
symbolset writes: As smartphones have surged to more than half of all phones sold, Windows Phones, Nokia's Symbian OS and the venerable Blackberry OS have lagged behind. Shown in the graphs of this survey is evidence that not only are these smartphone laggards not keeping up with other smartphone ecosystems, but they aren't even competing well against phones that don't even have smartphone features.