Are Microsoft getting their act together? Recent evidence suggests they are improving. They have moved on from their old, increasingly odd and ineffective, boss Steve Balmer. The new bloke Satya Nadella has started off by improving the phones and their software. There is still someway to go. Also the new surface laptop/tablet hybrids are much improved. There are signs that Microsoft is acknowledging some of Windows disastrous design flaws and finally this great opening up the system idea:-
"Microsoft is making it easier for apps written for rivals Google including Android and Apples iOS systems to work on Windows phones, in a bid to attract users to its unpopular mobile devices, the company's operating systems chief said on Wednesday.
The move marks a radical shift in strategy for the world's biggest software company, which still dominates the personal computer market but has failed to get any real traction on tablets and phones, partly because of a lack of apps."
It may just get them into the phone/ tablet game.