Comparing Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system with previous Windows Vita, Jun Gong-Soo, head of memory chip business at Samsung Electronics told reporters Saturday that Windows 8 has failed to boost demand for Windows-based computers, Korea Times has reported.
Forbes carries an analysis of the news although the report itself seems to be removed from the Korea Times website
"The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8," Jun Gong-Soo said. "I think the Windows 8 system is no better than the previous Windows Vista platform."
Microsoft launched its latest Windows 8 OS last October hyped as the successor to Windows 7, but the new operating system has failed to increase Windows based PC market.
This comparison shows what Samsung feels about the new operating system. Recently, Samsung decided to pull out its Windows RT-based ATIV Tab (tablet) from American and German markets. If this continues, the electronics giant will focus less on Windows 8 devices production and more on Android.
With this comment, the South Korean electronics giant has now joined the likes of Fujitsu, who had also condemned the Windows 8 operating system. The fact that companies like Samsung and Fujitsu have expressed their frustration over Windows 8 platform has placed Microsoft at jeopardy.
Microsoft is failing to gain its popularity in the market and the biggest reason could be its high cost of Windows 8 tablets and computers. Currently, the tablet market is dominated with iOS and Android based devices, and with high-priced Windows 8 devices, Microsoft is not good enough to compete with low-cost Android tablets.
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