Don’t yell. Don’t fume. Relax. With all the recent developments that we have seen, is it such a distasteful idea to suggest that Microsoft will make an Android smartphone? The company’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, has said that they are focused on getting their services available on all platforms. We have seen Microsoft devote more resources to their apps on Android and iOS than on Windows Phone. The new Microsoft is clearly focusing on services rather than on their own smartphone platform.
Yes; it is time for Microsoft to make Android smartphones.
No; not the Nokia X kind of Android smartphone. I am talking about a proper Android OS smartphone. Microsoft can put a custom UI that replicates the look and feel of Windows 10 Mobile on it and place their own services in front of the user. And Android smartphone for Microsoft faithfuls. Why not? Windows Phone lovers get their beloved simple, elegant user interface, the Microsoft services that they love and use, and all the damned apps in the universe that they don’t currently have access to on Windows Phone. And Microsoft can put in one of those damned good PureView cameras for good measure.
Yes; Microsoft should do exactly what BlackBerry has done – capitulate and produce an Android smartphone. The sky will not fall. Hell will not break lose. As a matter of fact, Jesus might just return to usher in eternal peace to mankind. Now that I have your attention, what if I told you that the rumoured Surface Phone will be powered by Android OS – if it is actually in the works? What if I told you that this is exactly what Microsoft is working on now – a phone that looks and feels like Windows 10 Mobile, but is in fact powered by Android OS?
Have you given any thought to the rumours of a Surface Phone being in the works by Microsoft? If the rumours are true, ask yourself, What will Windows 10 Mobile bring to the Surface Phone that will make it different from the current lineup of Windows 10 smartphones? Why bother? But I am betting that Nadella knows that a Surface Phone cannot improve Windows 10 Mobile’s lot at this point. If that Surface Phone is coming, it will be what I have described in this article. Otherwise….
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.