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February 7, 2014

With 10% Growth in 16 Months ,is Windows 8 heading the Blackberry's way ?

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Windows 8 Performance Remains Weak



For all the Hype and Media spends " Microsoft's Windows 8 Failed to impress.Since the  introduction of Windows 8 in October 2012, Microsoft’s latest operating system has failed to keep up with its predecessors. In December 2013, the combined market share of Windows 8 and 8.1 reached  10% share of the market in 15 months after the operating system was released.  Meanwhile Windows 7 had a much better run than the windows 8 version . where the , Windows 7 OS reached the same level at 10% after a mere six months. So what was different in windows 7 , Window 8 was touted a much advanced and friendly in terms of UI and user interaction ?

while one can argue that " during the initial period of its product cycle , due to early adopters ..the chart may show an upward growth...but with Android and Apple  releasing updates at a much  faster rate ,coupled with he initial reviews and Android's word of mouth  was far beyond what Microsoft could handle