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A week after selling off its feature phone division, Microsoft has announced that it’s also “streamlining” its smartphone hardware business, cutting 1,850 jobs in the process.

In a statement, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, explained that:

“We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same. We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms.”

The move will see 1,350 jobs lost at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland—formerly part of Nokia—as well as a 500 more lost globally. It’ll write off $950 million in the process.

http://gizmodo.com/microsoft-is-demolishing-its-smartphone-business-1778594627?rev=1464170943492&utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Sales by quarter



http://mspoweruser.com/gartner-windows-phone-sales-plunged-70-q1-2016/

I seem to be the bearer of job loss news this evening.

Anyone actually have a Windows OS phone? Surprised to see the Android OS having that much of a dominate force in sales. I had a sense that it was more since so many devices use Android but never really paid attention until today as I read random news articles in boredom.
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Hopefully those people losing their jobs will able to find another soon.

Nope, I have an iPhone 5s...
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I've actively tried to avoid windows product and apple products. I want a product that isn't bugged and is secure. Android can be if you install custom roms, there is no fixing windows.


I setup my linux to block all incoming and it blocks EVERYTHING. Nothing is let in except when I give an exception.
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I have a windows OS. It works for what I need it to. I never had a need for all those apps anyway.

I can do fine with the limited ones I have here.
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VividDreamZ wrote:
Surprised to see the Android OS having that much of a dominate force in sales. I had a sense that it was more since so many devices use Android but never really paid attention until today as I read random news articles in boredom.


Wasn't surprised with the Android OS leading, since there are more Android models out there than Apple. Also globally, Android is probably more accessible for users of lower-end devices. And support for iOS devices starts narrowing down to the latest 3 models.

Ehhh...this Microsoft thing also explains why some clients just backed out these past couple weeks. *raging* lol
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VividDreamZ wrote:
Surprised to see the Android OS having that much of a dominate force in sales. I had a sense that it was more since so many devices use Android but never really paid attention until today as I read random news articles in boredom.


Wasn't surprised with the Android OS leading, since there are more Android models out there than Apple. Also globally, Android is probably more accessible for users of lower-end devices. And support for iOS devices starts narrowing down to the latest 3 models.

Ehhh...this Microsoft thing also explains why some clients just backed out these past couple weeks. *raging* lol


Microsoft has no where to go but down. Linux has been getting easier and easier while its also effectively replaced most of the common programs people use with free versions that work just as well, better in some cases Excel doesn't even have what libreoffice calc has without buying plugins.

My linux requires much less maintenance than my windows ever did. Hell I don't have an active anti-virus running. I mainly use my anti-virus to make sure I don't accidentally give my windows partition a virus. The linux firewall is free and works amazingly, no need to spend money on that.
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1stladyent wrote:


VividDreamZ wrote:
Surprised to see the Android OS having that much of a dominate force in sales. I had a sense that it was more since so many devices use Android but never really paid attention until today as I read random news articles in boredom.


Wasn't surprised with the Android OS leading, since there are more Android models out there than Apple. Also globally, Android is probably more accessible for users of lower-end devices. And support for iOS devices starts narrowing down to the latest 3 models.

Ehhh...this Microsoft thing also explains why some clients just backed out these past couple weeks. *raging* lol

It was a good move for Blackberry to move to Android. Blackberries dominated in the past in the corporate environment. I thought at one point RIM was going to go out of business. I guess I should read up on how they are doing now. They failed to keep up with Android and IOS.

The millennials demanded more functionality in their mobile devices in my job, I advised against it. The Blackberries on our BES were solid. No one listened, they purchased a bunch of iPhones and setup a crappy MDM. Now the millennials complain about having tons of issues. LOL.

I logged into the MDM to see what apps people were loading on their iPhones. First was Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and the second favorite was Angry Birds and some music streaming sites.

Some productivity. It probably got slashed in half.
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1stladyent wrote:


VividDreamZ wrote:
Surprised to see the Android OS having that much of a dominate force in sales. I had a sense that it was more since so many devices use Android but never really paid attention until today as I read random news articles in boredom.


Wasn't surprised with the Android OS leading, since there are more Android models out there than Apple. Also globally, Android is probably more accessible for users of lower-end devices. And support for iOS devices starts narrowing down to the latest 3 models.

Ehhh...this Microsoft thing also explains why some clients just backed out these past couple weeks. *raging* lol


Microsoft has no where to go but down. Linux has been getting easier and easier while its also effectively replaced most of the common programs people use with free versions that work just as well, better in some cases Excel doesn't even have what libreoffice calc has without buying plugins.

My linux requires much less maintenance than my windows ever did. Hell I don't have an active anti-virus running. I mainly use my anti-virus to make sure I don't accidentally give my windows partition a virus. The linux firewall is free and works amazingly, no need to spend money on that.

I agree, I run a Linux box to play and test with and I've never had any issues ever.
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VividDreamZ wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


1stladyent wrote:


VividDreamZ wrote:
Surprised to see the Android OS having that much of a dominate force in sales. I had a sense that it was more since so many devices use Android but never really paid attention until today as I read random news articles in boredom.


Wasn't surprised with the Android OS leading, since there are more Android models out there than Apple. Also globally, Android is probably more accessible for users of lower-end devices. And support for iOS devices starts narrowing down to the latest 3 models.

Ehhh...this Microsoft thing also explains why some clients just backed out these past couple weeks. *raging* lol


Microsoft has no where to go but down. Linux has been getting easier and easier while its also effectively replaced most of the common programs people use with free versions that work just as well, better in some cases Excel doesn't even have what libreoffice calc has without buying plugins.

My linux requires much less maintenance than my windows ever did. Hell I don't have an active anti-virus running. I mainly use my anti-virus to make sure I don't accidentally give my windows partition a virus. The linux firewall is free and works amazingly, no need to spend money on that.

I agree, I run a Linux box to play and test with and I've never had any issues ever.


what distro/gui are you running?
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Rujikin wrote:


VividDreamZ wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


1stladyent wrote:


VividDreamZ wrote:
Surprised to see the Android OS having that much of a dominate force in sales. I had a sense that it was more since so many devices use Android but never really paid attention until today as I read random news articles in boredom.


Wasn't surprised with the Android OS leading, since there are more Android models out there than Apple. Also globally, Android is probably more accessible for users of lower-end devices. And support for iOS devices starts narrowing down to the latest 3 models.

Ehhh...this Microsoft thing also explains why some clients just backed out these past couple weeks. *raging* lol


Microsoft has no where to go but down. Linux has been getting easier and easier while its also effectively replaced most of the common programs people use with free versions that work just as well, better in some cases Excel doesn't even have what libreoffice calc has without buying plugins.

My linux requires much less maintenance than my windows ever did. Hell I don't have an active anti-virus running. I mainly use my anti-virus to make sure I don't accidentally give my windows partition a virus. The linux firewall is free and works amazingly, no need to spend money on that.

I agree, I run a Linux box to play and test with and I've never had any issues ever.


what distro/gui are you running?

I use Ubuntu and have Lubuntu on my crappy Acer laptop. If someone has a child that continuously loads viruses and spyware on their PC, and they keep calling me to fix it. I will load Ubuntu and provide brief training and send them on their way. I am a rookie when it comes to Linux so Ubuntu has been the easiest for me to learn and use.
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I have a windows phone. I like how everything is so neat and organized without doing much effort.
But most apps I want to try are not available. I will switch to android in a near future.
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VividDreamZ wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


VividDreamZ wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


1stladyent wrote:


VividDreamZ wrote:
Surprised to see the Android OS having that much of a dominate force in sales. I had a sense that it was more since so many devices use Android but never really paid attention until today as I read random news articles in boredom.


Wasn't surprised with the Android OS leading, since there are more Android models out there than Apple. Also globally, Android is probably more accessible for users of lower-end devices. And support for iOS devices starts narrowing down to the latest 3 models.

Ehhh...this Microsoft thing also explains why some clients just backed out these past couple weeks. *raging* lol


Microsoft has no where to go but down. Linux has been getting easier and easier while its also effectively replaced most of the common programs people use with free versions that work just as well, better in some cases Excel doesn't even have what libreoffice calc has without buying plugins.

My linux requires much less maintenance than my windows ever did. Hell I don't have an active anti-virus running. I mainly use my anti-virus to make sure I don't accidentally give my windows partition a virus. The linux firewall is free and works amazingly, no need to spend money on that.

I agree, I run a Linux box to play and test with and I've never had any issues ever.


what distro/gui are you running?

I use Ubuntu and have Lubuntu on my crappy Acer laptop. If someone has a child that continuously loads viruses and spyware on their PC, and they keep calling me to fix it. I will load Ubuntu and provide brief training and send them on their way. I am a rookie when it comes to Linux so Ubuntu has been the easiest for me to learn and use.


If your coming from a windows then I've found that mint is the easiest to learn, plus its more stable than Ubuntu due to delayed updates. If your coming from Mac then Ubuntu tends to be easier.

Mint is setup to look and run like windows 7 does so it requires even less training.
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Rujikin wrote:


VividDreamZ wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


VividDreamZ wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


1stladyent wrote:


VividDreamZ wrote:
Surprised to see the Android OS having that much of a dominate force in sales. I had a sense that it was more since so many devices use Android but never really paid attention until today as I read random news articles in boredom.


Wasn't surprised with the Android OS leading, since there are more Android models out there than Apple. Also globally, Android is probably more accessible for users of lower-end devices. And support for iOS devices starts narrowing down to the latest 3 models.

Ehhh...this Microsoft thing also explains why some clients just backed out these past couple weeks. *raging* lol


Microsoft has no where to go but down. Linux has been getting easier and easier while its also effectively replaced most of the common programs people use with free versions that work just as well, better in some cases Excel doesn't even have what libreoffice calc has without buying plugins.

My linux requires much less maintenance than my windows ever did. Hell I don't have an active anti-virus running. I mainly use my anti-virus to make sure I don't accidentally give my windows partition a virus. The linux firewall is free and works amazingly, no need to spend money on that.

I agree, I run a Linux box to play and test with and I've never had any issues ever.


what distro/gui are you running?

I use Ubuntu and have Lubuntu on my crappy Acer laptop. If someone has a child that continuously loads viruses and spyware on their PC, and they keep calling me to fix it. I will load Ubuntu and provide brief training and send them on their way. I am a rookie when it comes to Linux so Ubuntu has been the easiest for me to learn and use.


If your coming from a windows then I've found that mint is the easiest to learn, plus its more stable than Ubuntu due to delayed updates. If your coming from Mac then Ubuntu tends to be easier.

Mint is setup to look and run like windows 7 does so it requires even less training.

Thanks, I will check out Mint.

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Microsoft is coming to terms with the reality of it's global mobile market share.
Android and iOS are the dominant platforms although iOS has to concede the largest reach to Google's operating system.
So far the smartphone industry is divided into these three big market players.

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I have a Windows phone, and a Android phone. Also tablets in both flavors. I don't trust Google and their ABC project so I'm going away from them.



And I've saved a bunch of money by dropping my smartphone service and using a old dumbphone.

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