The Windows franchise is waning
Summary: While Linux grows massive in phones Microsoft simply vanishes little by little
IT IS NO secret that Linux has proven its viability in the mobile market. The leader in this market is the Android operating system.
Microsoft and Nokia mobile platforms are ‘dead’
RESEARCH PREDICTS that “Android will beat the Iphone ecosystem” this year, while other players including Research in Motion (RIM), Nokia and Microsoft are dead in the water.
According to an analysis of vacancies posed on outsourcing marketplace Freelancer.co.uk, mobile phone jobs were the fastest growing online job category with a 216 per cent increase to 12,262 jobs in 2011. Android jobs ended 2011 by growing 163 per cent to 7,431 jobs, double the Iphone’s 81 per cent growth rate to 12,527 jobs.
Meanwhile, reveals this article from the MSBBC, a new “41-megapixel Nokia smartphone was among the new technology on show during the opening day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona [...] use its own operating system, Symbian, on the device.”
So, apparently even Nokia, which is run by a Microsoft mole, no longer counts on Windows. █