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

Mobile is the future of computing but Microsoft's still in the past


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.