Samsung to team up with Microsoft on Windows 10 Internet of Things efforts
CES 2016 saw Samsung and Microsoft jointly announce some impressive looking Windows 10 products, like the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1 tablet. However, that partnership will also keep expanding to include the Internet of Things efforts from both companies.
Microsoft's Windows and Devices head Terry Myerson offered some general information on that new partnership in a blog post:
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This was my hope too originally.
But if facts are any evidence, Samsung screwed Microsoft over another time, when Nadella cozied up to them and signed the deal that brought preinstalled MS Office apps to Samsung's Android phones.
Oh must Nadella be butt-hurt...
I expected Nadella to make Samsung commit to at least one or two Windows Mobile phones. This would've been a small gain for Microsoft.
They DON'T EARN ANYTHING from Office users on (Samsung's) Android phones. So I ask you back, how is having Office apps on Samsung's phones a WIN for Microsoft?!
You ask how this is a loss? Since Microsoft is not earning anything from the office users Samsung brings to the table, the deal is (technically) a loss for Microsoft, due to the lost patent royalties.
I get that. But releasing Office apps on iOS and Android is a lot of effort for the faint hope that maybe ~5% of freebies might consider an Office365-subscription down the road...
The day you stop being a blind fanboy, look at the numbers of WP, the profits it (doesn't) generate and the mobile market, you'll realise that only in your fever dreams would Samsung waste money on more WP devices. But of course, you lack the ability to look past your pre-conceived dreams about WP.
That's why Myerson is only talking about a "potential scenario".
So per usual: Nothing substantial and only hot air from Myerson.
So that we are free from Hardware Gap
At the earliest...