1.    14 Jan 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 Will Need Time to Succeed, Analyst Says


    Windows 10 is expected to ship in the fall of 2015, and since there’ll be plenty of new features and improvements over Windows 8, both Microsoft and some of its customers expect its early adoption figures to be overwhelming to say the least.

    But as far as some analysts are concerned, that might not be possible, especially in some specific markets where Microsoft still has a hard time becoming a key player.

    Case in point, the tablet industry, where Microsoft still can’t compete against Android and iOS, both platforms currently fighting for the leading spot worldwide.

    As a result, experts believe that Windows 10 will need more time to become an option for tablet users and that’s unlikely to happen this year.
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  2.    14 Jan 2015 #2

    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Windows 10 is expected to ship in the fall of 2015, and since there’ll be plenty of new features and improvements over Windows 8, both Microsoft and some of its customers expect its early adoption figures to be overwhelming to say the least.

    But as far as some analysts are concerned, that might not be possible, especially in some specific markets where Microsoft still has a hard time becoming a key player.

    Case in point, the tablet industry, where Microsoft still can’t compete against Android and iOS, both platforms currently fighting for the leading spot worldwide.

    As a result, experts believe that Windows 10 will need more time to become an option for tablet users and that’s unlikely to happen this year.
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    Hi there

    If it's that RUBBISH GARTNER (or any other associated "consultancy") again then W10 has ALREADY succeeded. I think even Ms has been surprised by the number of people who have downloaded and are using W10 - far beyond their original projections and some stats even suggest that W10 has a higher user base than W8.1 - although that's pure speculation at this point. Reaction to W10 even in this "pre-beta" form has been quite positive.

    As far as tablets are concerned the growth period for these slabs is over. Convertibles like the Surface Pro 3 is where its at in that market now anyway.

    Surely the press has got better things to write about.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    14 Jan 2015 #3
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    It ain't GARTNER this time.
    "Microsoft still runs the risk of failing to convert the wide availability of cheaper Windows tablets into strong growth in unit sales before 2017," according to Marina Koytcheva, director of forecasting at CCS Insight. "Windows 10 will take time to make its mark, and developers will need a few months to perfect applications for the new platform. We expect Windows 10 to have little impact on tablet sales before late 2016."
    The whole ball of wax.
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  4.    15 Jan 2015 #4

    Hi there

    Still a nothing article. It does say lack of apps is the main reason people aren't buying Windows tablets .

    However apart from the fact that tablets themselves (unless they are the convertible type of form factor) is a diminishing market - there isn't much a decent smart phone can't do that a tablet can and running full blown Ms office on a small 7 inch screen with no physical keyboard or mouse isn't much fun anyway).

    Most apps are totally RUBBISH in fact -- there's very few good one's available on ANY platform and of those that are reasonably useful you can usually login to the standard computer web site to run the function anyway (most travel type apps).

    Strangely the FREE one's are often better than the PAID ones.

    The whole idea of Apps and "The Store" is vastly overblown out of all proportion. As people get wiser the companies running these "Store apps" won't make zillions of dollars.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    15 Jan 2015 #5
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    I concur.
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  6.    15 Jan 2015 #6

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Still a nothing article. It does say lack of apps is the main reason people aren't buying Windows tablets .

    However apart from the fact that tablets themselves (unless they are the convertible type of form factor) is a diminishing market - there isn't much a decent smart phone can't do that a tablet can and running full blown Ms office on a small 7 inch screen with no physical keyboard or mouse isn't much fun anyway).

    Most apps are totally RUBBISH in fact -- there's very few good one's available on ANY platform and of those that are reasonably useful you can usually login to the standard computer web site to run the function anyway (most travel type apps).

    Strangely the FREE one's are often better than the PAID ones.

    The whole idea of Apps and "The Store" is vastly overblown out of all proportion. As people get wiser the companies running these "Store apps" won't make zillions of dollars.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Ummm, we have both systems in this household, and I have to say Apple/Android apps are almost essential here. Windows has nothing that comes close to our banking, ticket buying, etc.. I am the Windows person, and my room mates are all Apple people, and i have to say, I am really thankful for all the different apps they use.

    They have about 25 they use constantly (out of 100's of thousands, it is not much). But, they are 25 apps that simply are not available in Windows.

    My personal windows apps consist of 3, weather checker, reader, alarm clock. Everything else, Google powered.
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