Another Day, Another Dose Of Sharp Android & iOS Criticism From Steve Ballmer


Microsoft head man Steve Ballmer is at it yet again by touting his Windows Phone platform, while offering sharp criticism of both the Android and iOS platforms at the same time. According to TechCrunch, Ballmer took some time to highlight the difference of apps between his Windows Phone platform and the competition, albeit in a fiery manner. He argues that the Android ecosystem is “wild”, “uncontrolled” and susceptible to malware. It doesn’t stop there as he highlights Apple’s iOS ecosystem is “high-priced” and “highly controlled”. We get the sense that those in the audience listening to him may have been somewhat uncomfortable and/or offended by his latest comments.

Naturally he doesn’t highlight the successes of both platforms despite their perceived “flaws”, but such is life I suppose. Ballmer is known for creating controversy and expressing bold opinions, but it may appear that he is jumping the gun just a little bit. Let’s see how Windows Phone sales do during Q4 and if Ballmer will continue to stir up controversy then.

source: Tech Crunch


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Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.

  • wwsiralexd

    “Ballmer is known for creating controversy”

    That is true only if he is taken seriously.

  • stewieX

    What he said isn’t really that bad. Both are truths about either platform, and why would he compliment either if he has a rival OS to sell?

  • dinmab

    and windows phone platform is plagued by “no user adoption” :P

    • Nudo

      Nice!! pwnt

  • Nudo

    He’s so desperate. What else can Microsoft do? Its not like they’ll make something better lol.

  • jeremy

    God he is ugly!!

  • 1huckabuck

    Google surpassed Microsoft awhile back in money whatever, you are too late Mr. Ballmer.

  • GraveUypo

    the words of a guy who works at a company that makes windows 8 has no power whatsoever.

  • tommy

    Windows is poison.

  • cooldoods

    Ballmer sure doesn’t photograph well.