AH Tech Talk: Samsung: Windows 8 Isn't Selling, Surface a Bust

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This is another subject that we don't normally talk about here at Android Headlines, but since we are all tech geeks it's still something of interest. Samsung's head of their memory chip business, Jun Dong-soo, told reporters that Windows 8 has indeed failed to boost demand for PC's, even compared to comparing Windows 8 to Vista which was just a huge mess on Microsoft's side.

"The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8," he said. "I think the Windows 8 system is no better than the previous Windows Vista platform."

Jun also talked about how badly Microsoft's first tablet, the Surface, has done. While it has "sold out" there haven't been any sales numbers which means they've probably sold worse than the Nexus 4 did in the first 20 minutes it became available back in November. When you look at the surface, it's something you'd expect to be about half the price of what Microsoft is asking for it. Especially the one with full Windows, the Windows RT version is basically a waste of resources, especially since  there aren't many apps available for Windows 8.

I've actually had Windows 8 installed on my desktop, which I use everyday to write and do other Android Headlines work, and I haven't had much of a problem at all. But I can't imagine using a Windows RT tablet, or other device. Browsing through their store is kinda humiliating to Microsoft. There are barely any apps. I'd say that Chrome OS  has Windows RT beat in every department.

Samsung has also decided to pull their Windows RT-based ATIV tablet off both German and American markets. I wouldn't be surprised if we see other manufacturers doing the same. Windows RT tablets are just to overpriced. If they had the same tablet running Android, it'd be a lot cheaper. Who agrees?

So Microsoft is dying a slow death, but somehow I think they'll come back. We should see Windows 9 coming out in about 2 years, hopefully it'll be like Windows 7 was and a be a huge improvement over Windows 8. How many of you have any Windows 8 or Windows RT devices? What do you think of them?

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Alex has written for Androidheadlines since 2012 as Editor of the site and traveled the World to many of the biggest Smartphone and Technology events. Alex has a background in Technology and IT and Deep Passion for Everything Android and Google. His specialties lay in Smartphones of all budgets, Accessories, Home Automation and more. Contact him at [email protected]