Eva Dou and Aries Poon, reporting for the WSJ:
Taiwanese personal computer maker Acer Inc. said it plans to offer
fewer Microsoft Inc. products and more Chromebooks and
Android-based mobile devices, after it posted a surprise
second-quarter loss on lower sales and rising expenses.
“We are trying to grow our non-Windows business as soon as
possible,” President Jim Wang told investors in a conference call.
“Android is very popular in smartphones and dominant in tablets… I
also see a new market there for Chromebooks.”
Speaking of red flags, there’s one for Microsoft — partners trying to move away from Windows “as soon as possible”. The collapse of Windows is going to happen faster than you think.
★ Thursday, 8 August 2013