As the tech world continues to react to the Samsung-Apple verdict this Friday night, it appears there's a consensus from pundits around how this affects Microsoft positively.
Mary Jo Foley spotted quite a few reactions from other prominent tech journalists on Twitter. MG Siegler of TechCrunch said "Windows Phone just got a huge boost today". Meanwhile MoDaCo's Paul O'Brien commented, "Hear that noise? That's the sound of Android manufacturers ringing Microsoft right now". There were a few others as well, including PCMag's Sascha Segan.
Even Microsoft employees spoke out casually about the verdict, as pointed out by The Verge's Tom Warren. Senior Director of Windows Phone's Marketing, Bill Cox, is a man very public in his opinions about Android and had a very exuberant comment to share:
Windows Phone is looking gooooood right now.
— Bill Cox (@billcox) August 24, 2012
Then there was Frank Shaw, another outspoken member of Microsoft who had a less direct response to the verdict. Apparently, he likes Local Scout a lot.
Using Bing Local Scout on my Windows Phone to look for a place to drink a pint. Love that UI. Fresh. Unique. Different. That is all.
— Frank X. Shaw (@fxshaw) August 24, 2012
It's interesting to see these kinds of reactions from the online community, and most of them appear to support our own thoughts on the trial's outcome. We just hope many of these predictions are right, and that manufacturers really are on the phone with Microsoft right now making dinner dates to talk about Windows Phone 8 (or beyond).
Via: All About Microsoft, The Verge