analyst crazy? A report released by Gartner says that Microsoft may be obsolete
by year 2017, in next 4 years.
A report released
today by Gartner, the technology research and advisory firm, forecasts that by
2017 shipments of devices using Google’s Android operating system will dwarf
shipments of Windows PCs and phones. Shipments of Apple iPhones and iPads will
be almost at parity with devices powered by Microsoft.
This sound scary
for Microsoft developers but let’s face it. If there is no PC or Office, what
would Microsoft have today? Not much.
Microsoft had 90% operating system share and with dominance of tablets and
mobile and Windows Phone not making a dent, where does Microsoft stand today?
Definitely not at the top.
8 save Microsoft?
I think so.
I see Windows 8 being more useful in home appliances, daily consumer operations
such as gas stations, restaurants and coffee tables to surf Internet, check
email and do other stuff. I still see Windows 8 far better touch operating
system than any other mobile OS out there.
Here is an interesting debate on ZdNet and almost half of the voters think Windows 8 won't make it.