Microsoft Crys Foul over Android Pricing.

Discussion in 'Serious Discussion' started by can_script-kiddie, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. can_script-kiddie

    can_script-kiddie MDL Novice

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    Okay, so what level do you think Microsoft would drop to, to put a stop to the Android mobile OS?

    http://fsfe.org/activities/policy/eu/20130729.EC.Fairsearch.letter.en.html

    Has anyone out there, got a ruler long enough to measure this level of BS. I mean come on, I have seen some really stupid things ran into the legal system. But dose this even resistor on the atomic scale of sensibility?
     
  2. Tidus79001

    Tidus79001 MDL Novice

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    I think Microsoft would give away Windows for free if they became desperate enough to hold onto it dominance in the desktop OS. They did that with IE in order to kill off Netscape and gained nearly 100% market share at one point.
     
  3. ussr_1991

    ussr_1991 MDL Novice

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    If Microsoft were to give away Windows for free, then their flagship product is left with Office which means their revenue will be a great fall. So no way can M$ give it for free and I will not use Windows Phone at least for the moment as M$ has missed their opportunity long ago....
     
  4. MysTikAL3

    MysTikAL3 MDL Senior Member

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    Good article...GREAT 'conclusion'....:cap:
     
  5. coast123

    coast123 MDL Novice

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    I totally agree with you M$ is too desperate in fact it's just a big monopoly game but in real life to see who can win the customer is ridiculous.
     
  6. OCP

    OCP MDL Novice

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    Why is it ridiculous? It's business, that's how business works.
     
  7. Phreack

    Phreack MDL Novice

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    It is always easier with M$ to try and eliminate the competition in any way except beating them in the market with the better product...
     
  8. lnstevens1976

    lnstevens1976 MDL Junior Member

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    It's business and in some ways it is a valid point that Android is free. Microsoft already made Windows Phone free to Manufacturers.

    The one thing that I noticed was pointed out is the major thing Microsoft could latch onto.

    A motorola, HTC, Samsung, Google, or any other brand phone is not running "Android" bu a Customized Operating system "based on" android. It is a pretty big difference they could try and use.

    Either way, WP is gaining marketshare.
     
  9. moon510

    moon510 MDL Junior Member

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    MS makes some small moves in the right direction. I mean, they have to bring some inovation in hardware industry. As they become stronger and more competiotive producing all kinds of devices, they might consider to offer Windows free of charge. Also, their web services should be planed to work similar to Google's. ie. free and ads-based. Office should stay commertial. So the more MS-hardware produced, the cheapoer MS-software should be.