Microsoft Says if OEM’s Won’t Make Devices For Window’s Phone, They Will, With Possible x86 Surface Phone Next Year
There has been quite a bit of confusion stirring recently relating to Windows Phone manufacturers and the future of the platforms hardware. Nokia is still being pretty vague about the future of their manufacturing line, and HTC’s ONE M9 failed to impress on the hardware side, leaving Windows Phone in a kind of a pit. Microsoft addressed this problem today, stating that they will continue to support production of their phones, even if OEM’s completely back out of the market. At their Worldwide Partner Conference in Florida yesterday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was quoted, stating:
“If no OEM stands up to build Windows devices we’ll build them. There will be Lumia devices. So I’m not afraid of saying, okay, it’s all about the OEMs, or it’s all about the ecosystem. It’s about Windows. It is about the overall health of Windows and being grounded in any given day’s reality, but having ambition of where the market is going versus being bound by current definitions.”
“If there are a lot of OEMs, we’ll have one strategy. If there are no OEMs, we’ll have one strategy. We are committed to having the phones in these three segments. And I think the operational details will become clear to people as they see it.”
Nadella obviously believes in the platform, and even as an Android junkie, I do too. Windows phone has come a heck of a long way since it’s humble beginnings. and I personally love the direction Microsoft has been heading with the platform over the last couple of years. Standardizing the platform over multiple devices seems to be working quite well, based off of the success of the Surface tablet line and the Windows 8 platform, and I think continuing to improve on this standardization will make it truly great.
Also START HYPERBEASTING because Nadella also mentioned the possibility of a true computer phone, stating:
We have already seen what Continuum for phones brings when Microsoft’s next flagships launch this fall. However, what about going further? Someone asked me about “Intel-powered phones” and if I thought they were coming.
I can now answer you: yes , early next year. Microsoft does have an Intel plan in the works. Would thatmake a good use of the Surface brand once you have an x86 phone that can be a true computer?
Perhaps it would, perhaps it would.
Would anyone be interested in this device? I sure as heck would.
Come on Microsoft, don’t let my dreams be dreams.
via: Windows Central