Live Tiles have taken a lot of heat from Windows phone critics and blamed for Microsoft's mobile woes. But they're actually the best thing about the platform.
Barring a recent Consumer Reports study condemning Surface, Microsoft's Surface and Windows 10-led PC strategy has been a success. There's reason to believe the company plans to expand that success to your pocket.
As Microsoft winds down its smartphone efforts in preparation for its next mobile attempt, many fans still want a Windows phone. But boy, are they getting difficult to find.
Microsoft's retreat from the smartphone space suggests its killing Windows phone. Perhaps it is, but only to prepare for what's coming next.
Microsoft's Andromeda OS is one Windows for all device types. This single OS strategy is a philosophically different approach to computing than Microsoft's successful rivals.
Android is the world's most used mobile OS, and Microsoft is the world's premiere software and platform company. To some, that sounds like a match made in heaven.
It may not always seem like it, but Microsoft has a mobile strategy. It's been unsuccessful, but it's still more or less on track.
In a smartphone market that's rife with competition and entrenched rivals, Microsoft successfully built a passionate fan base for its mobile platform.
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