Microsoft disses Facebook Home as so 'two years ago'

Microsoft exec criticizes Facebook Home, Android OS in blog post

By , Computerworld |  Mobile & Wireless

According to Internet tracker comScore, Apple iOS- and Google Android-based devices accounted for 89.7% of smartphones used in the U.S. during the last quarter of 2012. Microsoft's Windows Phone-based smartphones accounted for a distant 2.9% of the market.

Kerravala said it's amusing that a Microsoft worker would call another operating system complicated. That's a common complaint about Windows 8.

"It's definitely the pot calling the kettle black," he said. "This is all very much sour grapes."

Facebook unveiled a launcher, called Home, which, in part, replaces your home screen with a Facebook centric home screen. Do you want Facebook Home as your smartphone's home screen?

Do you want Facebook Home as your smartphone's home screen?

Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, and desktop and laptop chips for Computerworld. Follow Sharon on Twitter at @sgaudin, or subscribe to Sharon's RSS feed . Her e-mail address is sgaudin@computerworld.com.

Read more about mobile/wireless in Computerworld's Mobile/Wireless Topic Center.


Originally published on Computerworld |  Click here to read the original story.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

Ask a Question
randomness