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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Two Fools Dancing on a Hill: Microsoft and Nokia

The recent acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft is finally going to come to a finish within the coming weeks as Microsoft will usher in a new name for Nokia, which they decidedly called “Microsoft Mobile Oy”. The name itself is not very enticing, I mean, come on! “Oy”? Really? Sounds like a perfume of some sort. Anyway, being lame as they already are, Microsoft plans to integrate their present mobile technology with the former Nokia mobile phone product lines and “try” to compete with Google's already dominating Android technology that has already become one of the world's best mobile OS. Recent years had seen Microsoft suffer substantial losses in their sales of Windows operating systems that if it was not for those deals that they made with hardware manufacturers, they would have been sprawled on the gutter a long, long time ago.

Microsoft has started to loose it's dominance in the OS market as many users are slowly turning to other operating systems such as Linux and Android, and the recent upsurge of the Raspberry Pi micro computer has dug Microsoft a bit deeper into their graves. Microsoft has always tried to become a dominant company in terms with marketing their operating systems with such zest that people often buy their products because of their advertising, well in fact, most of their products fail to meet the expectations of their users. Recently, Microsoft has just announced that they are completely dropping their product support of their Windows XP OS, which is considered as the only competent operating system that they ever made. This is to make certain that people will be “forced” to shift to their Windows 7 and Windows 8 OS (which is really a headache compared with XP).

“Two Fools Dancing on a Hill”, that is what most technology analysts describe the Microsoft-Nokia merger as both companies tried their very best to come out with a truly unique, but speculative assessment on what they thought will improve their business. First off was Microsoft, yes they did lead the OS market, but since they were too busy earning rather than focusing on the security flaws of their operating systems, they just thought that creating newer versions of their operating systems would take off the problems of the older products that they made. Unfortunately, Microsoft's security flaws on their operating systems are as crappy as they were before...even worse. They even tried to dominate the search engine market in which the failed miserably as Google was so keen in knowing that most of the servers in the world run Linux as their operating parameters which leads to the question, does anybody still use MSN nowadays?

Today, even Microsoft's Internet Explorer is no longer considered a browser engine since it is so crappy that Microsoft keeps on imposing this on their operating system which earned the irk of most people who use their OS. Nokia on the other hand tried to create a new line of smart phones that would compete with the prevailing Android OS, particularly their Lumia line which is really a big disappointment on Nokia's part as well. Today, there are Nokia phone models who are using Android as their operating system, in which the famous proverbial saying goes...”If You Can't Beat Them...Join Them”, unfortunately, it was too late for Nokia as well as they have already suffered more than they gambled for which resulted in them selling themselves off to Microsoft.

For such reasons as greed or pride, we will never be sure what fate awaits for these two former giants as they anticipate the world's response to their merger. “Personally, I think it's too late for both of them” quipped one financial analyst as he browses with his Android phone, saying that the world economy focuses on things that serve it's purpose and aesthetics is really not relevant anymore in regards to technology but the simplicity and logical reason of functionality is what urges users to shift from one technology to another. We might as well call them “Mediocresoft” and “Fokia”.

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