Microsoft has a habit of bashing/bad-mouthing their competitors. However, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson took it to a new level at this week’s D: Dive Into Mobile conference. Seems Myerson slamed Apple’s iOS for being “boring” and Google’s Android for being a “mess” because there are so many versions in the wild.
Really?! So many versions of Android in the wild? Umm….Terry have you looked at your company’s number of versions of Windows in the wild? Well, let’s see there is Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 … and not even taking into account the “service packs” (3 for XP, 2 for Vista and 1 for 7) or the different ‘editions’ such as Windows 7: Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate. Don’t even get me started on all the editions of Vista. At least with Windows 8 they managed to cut the number of editions down to four (Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows RT). Some of these editions come in 32-Bit and/or 64-Bit versions as well.
I do love the author’s comments though about this bashing…
This bashing gets the audience to giggle and tweet jokes on their iPhones and Android phones. I’m sure Myerson was the only person in the place with a Windows Phone.