Microsoft’s decision to kill Windows Phone is finally backfiring the company. The CEO Satya Nadella recently explained that Microsoft will now focus on Android and iOS instead of Windows Phone. Most of the companies prefer to deliver a universal experience across the phones and PC to their employees, something Microsoft isn’t able to offer with the Windows 10 operating system.
A leaked email recently revealed that Delta airlines is giving up on Windows Phone and Microsoft Surface for Apple to deliver a universal-synced experience to their flight attendants and pilots. Now one of the largest companies in the US, General Electric is also giving up on Microsoft’s Windows for Apple products.
“Our customers increasingly need to arm their workforces through mobility. Working together, GE and Apple are giving industrial companies access to powerful apps that help them tap into the predictive data and analytics of Predix right on their iPhone or iPad,” GE said.
As we noted above, the General Electric is one of the largest companies in the United States with over 330,000 employees. The company will be now migrating the employees from Windows to Apple if the employees wish to do so. The General Electric will recommend Apple products; iPhones and iPad to their employees, it is highly likely that the employees will prefer Apple products because of the universal experience offered across desktop and mobile.
This is yet another big blow to already struggling Windows platform. Microsoft is however still committed to Windows but as there are no Windows Phones, some companies are planning to ditch Microsoft’s Windows operating system for Apple products.