Microsoft is a household name. And Bill Gates is arguably one of the most important names in the technology field. But has Microsoft ever been “cool”? Not really, in the eyes of consumers it’s always fell a bit short of hip, but Microsoft’s new software for smartphones may alter the way the organization is viewed.
Microsoft has long fought an industry reputation as a sort of stodgy dullard. There’s a decent list of unsuccessful Microsoft products. Remember the Zune music player? Perhaps not. How about the Kin phone? That flop has long vanished from the minds of most consumers.
Windows Phone software may change this, as it is a success among the technology press and consumers alike. People are saying that overall Windows Phone is probably the best performing operating systems available on the market.
The praise that Windows Phone gets is mainly dues to its bold look and the animated home screen tiles, as opposed to the more static home screen of the iPhone. This OS has people fired up as well as it gives users quick access to their social networks. The social media icons on the home screen come to life when a friend posts an update or image, which means you don’t need to click the Facebook icon to get a glimpse of your activity.
Even with all of these features and praise Windows Phone hasn’t been the biggest seller. This is perhaps due to the phones that come loaded with the OS. Many individuals believe these phones are dull and wireless services providers are still pushing the iPhone and Android in a big way.
The Windows Phone may, however, represent a turn around for Microsoft. Perhaps this is just the start of a line of chic, hip products from them.