03 Aug '12, 7am

Microsoft has sent a Warning Shot to the OEMs

Microsoft has sent a Warning Shot to the OEMs

Microsoft’s dissatisfaction with the OEMs is plain, and the OEMs aren’t happy about the way they’ve been treated, but all is not lost for them just yet. Microsoft has fired its first shot at the OEMs, but it’s a warning shot: at the moment, Surface looks like it’s more Nexus than it is iPad. Many early Android phones were pretty nasty. The Nexus One, developed by HTC according to Google’s specification, sporting Google branding, and sold by Google online, was an important device in Android’s evolution. Not because it sold in great numbers, but because it set the standard: Android devices had to be at least that good, with the same features, fast processor, plentiful RAM, and so on. The Nexus One also ran the stock Android operating system, without carrier-provided crapware or OEM front-ends. It showed Android in the best possible light: the operating system as Google wante...

Full article: http://www.designsojourn.com/microsoft-has-sent-a-warning...

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