Microsoft rumoured to be working on their own smartphone
Anthony Garreffa / 4 years ago
We’ve seen the Redmond-based OS giant launch their Surface tablet, and now there’s rumours that they are working on their own smartphone. The news comes from a report from the Wall Street Journal, which says that Microsoft are currently working with Asian component suppliers on their own handset design.
At the moment, it is not known if the smartphone will ever reach mass production – but with Microsoft confident in Surface, I don’t see why this wouldn’t be a future possibility. The report says that the MS-built smartphone has had tests using a 4- and 5-inch screen, keeping up with the iPhone and various Android-based smartphones.
If a MS-built smartphone does eventually materialise, we could see an Apple-like stance from Microsoft where they control both the software, and the hardware, creating a nice clean ecosystem. If we saw a Microsoft built smartphone, we would see the same type of game that Google play with the Nexus brand – selling their OS to other manufacturers, but still building their own phones running their own software, too.