Xiaomi is indeed the most popular phone company in China. Yet world wide they are losing share and have dropped from 5th place overall to 7th.
"Shipments of Xiaomi phones fell 9 percent year-on-year in China in the first quarter, according to Strategy Analytics, and its market share dipped to 12 percent from 13 percent, squeezed not only by Huawei [HWT.UL] and Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) but also smaller contenders including Oppo and Vivo."
With both MSFT and Xiaomi losing sales and joining together it would appear that the supposed nightmare is entirely in your imagination and this may turn out to be another fiasco like the Nokia partnership.
Classic Orwellian Newspeak: Many means few.
Over 80% of the smartphone market is Android; less than 2% is Microsoft.
Any prediction on when it will decline to W 8.x levels?
Net Market Share is reporting that W 10 is already about 4% more popular than XP, leading 14.15% to 10.9%. Your prediction that it will go down to XP levels is a refreshing change in perspective.
Do you have any notion of what MSFT may do to prevent such a collapse?
Per the ruling contained in IBM-1159 SCO is the dead party here. All I offer is the filing number and the section detailing the end of this request by IBM for partial summary judgement against their claims regarding Project Monterey.
Summary judgment is granted to IBM on SCO’s unfair competition claim because the
alleged misappropriation at the heart of the claim is subsumed in SCO’s breach of contract claim and the independent tort doctrine prevents SCO’s re-framing of its contract claim as a tort claimSCO’s alternative arguments also fail. SCO cannot use a later-enacted portion of the Utah Code
that was not offered as a basis for this claim or create a joint venture or fiduciary relationship
from an otherwise arm’s-length contract between two sophisticated business entities.
For the reasons stated above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that IBM’s Unfair Competition Motion is GRANTED, and summary judgment is granted in IBM’s favor on SCO’s unfair
competition claim (SCO’s Sixth Cause of Action).
Dated February 5, 2016."
Here are a pair of jokes for you:
Will MSFT be paying $699 per CPU core licensing to SCOG for W10 now that it includes Linux functionality?
How about Linux instances in Azure?
Need a 3rd? It's in your mirror. Go check it. (-;
That is a bit less than $4800 per year per organization.
If these NGOs should subsequently find another donor or wish to move to another platform it is easily done, not an inescapable La Brea Cloud Pit.
From low initial volume of course. It would be impossible for a leading platform to ever have triple digit growth as there is not that much remaining market into which to expand or out of which to squeeze its competitors.
When the phone OS was growing at 157% it was claimed that domination was just around the corner. Instead it is nearer to extinction now than it has been in years. To wit, Redmond has said there are only one million phones running the new OS and not all of those are Lumias.
"Live" also means in continued existence.
October 2014 - "Peyton Manning chose printouts over Microsoft Surface"
Weyerhaeuser shot up for a year after the start of the 2014 season. All those gains now lost.
Peyton still doing well and still using printouts.
Calling MSFT, Windows 10 and Windows Phones the Perfect Storm and now using the same wording to designate the "Epidemic of Hacking Culture" rather makes the phrase a hollow sort of noise. What isn't the Perfect Storm? Besides meaningful.
No Android device runs without Linux.
If it weren't the world's most popular Operating System then you wouldn't feel the need to issue a non-denial based on a non-existent marketing label.
How fortunate that the coverage provides you with a vehicle enabling you to post a talking point.
Only if they install it.
And that won't happen. All Windows OSes have been banned since the Chinese used the source code they got from Redmond back in 2003 to hack Google awhile back.
Gosh, you make that sound serious.
Here is the positive takeaway: It is a double-digit increase in security over any Microsoft OS, all of which are 100% vulnerable.
I trust that you have still not learned anything from this. Please continue to be jealous of the world's most popular OS. In fact, feel even worse if you wish. It is very gratifying to see!
Windows Phone was predicted to have 21% of the smartphone market by this year. The claims that the triple digit increases in sales were the harbinger of future success were empty rhetoric back then and stand as wishful thinking by the desperate now. This prediction about tablets is cut from the same cloth. You will have to buy all of them yourself in order to make that happen.
Consumers aren't much interested in them. To wit: Windows-powered tablets have been on the market since 2000. At that time they had virtually 100% of the tablet market. The fact that someone has made a prediction that these devices may have almost a fifth of the market 4 years from now points up how competition has nearly killed off the Microsoft offerings.
The drop from total domination of the market to consecutive quarters of $billion losses and single digit market share makes that 'prediction' appear to be wishful thinking at best.
Who/what is a Public Analyst? Who or what would be a non-Public Analyst?
You are in no danger of doing a Snowden. Even if you wanted to you lack the essentials needed to be able.
The world's most popular device? It has less than 5% market share just in tablets much less all devices.
Where does it rank on your world? (No worries; you do not need to name which planet that is.)