24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Microsoft Thinks It Can Be Best of Both Worlds Between Android and Apple

We all know the computer world is mutating into one comprised of mobile devices, and while Apple [AAPL] and Samsung [SSNLF] lead this game,Microsoft [MSFT] isn’t out the smartphone race just yet and company CEO, Steve Ballmer, thinks he’s in with a chance.

His analysis is pretty simple: Google’s Android ecosystem is fragmented and unpredictable with a malware problem that’s endemic to the entire foundation of the platform. Apple, on the other hand, is limited by the cost of its hardware and its reputation as being somewhat controlling when it comes to what happens within its ecosystem.

Source: Computer World. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.