Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) hard-targeting Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) OS

Boston, MA 04/17/2013 (wallstreetpr) – The mobile war is a never-ending one. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) (Closed: $28.97, Up by 0.98%)’s Terry Myerson, has said that the Windows Phone OS has a chance to attract Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (Closed $793.37, Up by: 1.46%) and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) (Closed: $426.24, Up by 1.52%) users. Myerson is vice president of the Windows Phone division and feels that the Windows Phone offers a seamless and exciting experience in comparison to its rivals. He called the Apple interface “boring” and said that the icons that are placed at the bottom of the screen offer very little flexibility or information. He also went on to tagging the Google Android system a “mess” and said that there were just too many versions floating around in the market.

A long way to go…
Microsoft has been trying very hard to find a foothold in the smartphone market with its Windows phone and is seeking to take advantage of the growing demand for these devices. According to IDC the research firm, in the fourth-quarter, Windows had 2.6 percent share of the smartphone OS market which was 1.5 percent higher than what it stood at a year earlier. This figure lagged far behind the 70 percent chunk that Android had, the median share of 21 percent that Apple held and Blackberry’s 3.2 percent. Myerson said that he was proud of the main phone-making partner, Nokia though no sale update was provided about the Windows Phone.

On November 28, Steve Ballmer, the Microsoft Chief Executive Officer said that company sales had grown four times over in the couple of weeks since the release of the Windows Phone that had been launched at the end of October. This, in comparison to the sales in the same period, the previous year.

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