Chinese smartphone manufacturer has had a fresh pop at Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, claiming that no manufacturer has made any money through adopting it.
Earlier in the year, Huawei had plans to launch an innovative dual-boot smartphone that contained both Android and Windows Phone. However, the company then scrapped these plans.
Even at the time, Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer Shao Yang admitted that “Compared with Android, the priority of Windows Phone is much lower.”
Now, in an interview with The Seattle Times, Huawei’s head of international media affairs Joe Kelly has revealed why the company ditched Windows Phone – and has taken a swipe at the platform in the process.
“We didn’t make any money in Windows Phone,” Kelly said. “Nobody made any money in Windows Phone.”
Microsoft has taken steps to make Windows Phone more appealing to other manufacturers, such as making the platform free to license. It has also forged new partnerships with Chinese manufacturers such as Lenovo and ZTE.
Nevertheless, the fact remains that Microsoft effectively builds 95 percent of all Windows Phone devices itself, now that it owns Nokia’s hardware arm.
The last thing Microsoft needed, we suspect, was for one of its few existing Windows Phone manufacturers to ditch the platform and take a jab at it.
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Via: The Verge