Yes, consumers can accept in new OS but it depends on a few things like marketing efforts, range of apps based on that platform, the ease of app development, the hardware vendors that support the new OS etc.
If all goes well like it did for Android, the Windows OS may get popular soon.
Consumers can accept Windows OS. I believe they are not wedded to any particular platform, though the success of Apple's iPhone may challenge this view. Google's Android came from nowhere to become the leading smartphone operating system. It is not impossible for Windows OS to gain market share. The company just has to be seen to be serious about it. I don't see the marketing from Microsoft supporting the platform.
Jay, The missing component in Nokia's efforts to push the Lumia is that Microsoft does not seem to be pushing its Windows operating system with telecom carriers in at least the same way Google has pushed Android. I believe Microsoft still has to do some heavy lifting and marketing to support Windows OS, perhaps even pay carriers the way it agreed to pay Nokia or give them some form of compensation that makes the deal tempting for them. Until this is done, Nokia's Lumia and other Windows-OS supporting phones will continue to suffer.
More than what OS is Embedded into it , I think the success of Nokia in smart phone domain will mainly depend upon the capability of Nokia to show that it is still a stable brand to go with. If people have already lost the faith in the brand there is a little chance that the customers will turn back to Nokia.
But diversion of support by telecom companies away from Apple will definitely have the desired effect for Nokia in increaing its market share.
Microsoft is going to release windows 8 and one of the major features of windows 8 is the OS component is same across all devices. I mean the same light weighted copy can be used across both Smartphone, laptop, desktop etc. If Nokia is planning to update the mobile platform with windows 8, I think they can gain a better momentum in Smartphone arena.
Atlast there is some good news to Nokia, if they are ready to be suppliers for Verizon and T-Mobile at little less premium they would surely regain the market. Even the operators would be glad if ther is competetion among different manufacturers which could bring down the dominance of the mobile makers and brign more profits to operators.
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Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
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