Lumia Smartphones Demoted, Microsoft To Prioritize iOS
With Microsoft moving a step closer to being a company focused on delivering the best possible software, regardless of the platform, CEO Satya Nadella recently announced about the reorganization of the leadership team of the company.
Terry Myerson, formerly the head of the Windows operating system, will now lead the Windows and Devices Group, with the hardware behind Lumia, HoloLens, Surface Hub, Xbox and Surface working under his leadership.
These changes point at the removal of former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Jo Harlow from their respective leadership positions.
Keeping these changes in mind, the Lumia hardware teams of the company are now expected to focus on low and mid-ranged handsets, with the goal to bring consumers into Microsoft’s cloud-services instead of battling with Android and iOS for market share.
The biggest indicator of Microsoft’s strategy was an updated version of the OneNote application. An improved checkbox/list system has been added to the mobile application by the OneNote team.
Before any other platform, including Microsoft’s, the iPhone and iPad clients have been the first one to get this update. The application is also available on Android and Windows (along with OSX).