As he told the Make Me Smart podcast, Microsoft is looking for something far more transformative, like an entirely new category of smartphone that’s so original and appealing that OEMs won’t be able to resist tagging along. From a report: “At this point we’re making sure that all of our software is available on iOS and Android and it’s first class and we’re looking for what’s the next change in form and function,” he said when asked whether Microsoft would make another phone. Nadella doesn’t discuss what form these mobile devices could take, though Microsoft does have some candidates, like its HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headgear. No doubt he’s keeping close tabs on Google’s early progress with its Tango phone AR experiments.
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