As we all know and what stats show, Windows 10 Mobile (or Windows phone) is rapidly losing market share to its biggest rivals Android and iOS.
In the past, it has been observed that despite of rapid efforts by Microsoft to boost up it Mobile platform, it has always been beaten by its rivals . According to the latest reports, Windows 10 Mobile only shares 0.37% of the Market share which is still lesser than Windows Phone 8.1 which still holds 0.82% of the market.
Now, according to 2 Job vacancies posted at Microsoft Careers’ website, Microsoft is hiring a Senior Program Manager and a Program Manager for the Windows 10 Mobile team.
As per the post by Microsoft, the Senior Program Manager will have the following responsibilities :
• Justify and prioritize the feature set against the vision and strategy.
• Align investments with internal / external partner team’s milestones. Anticipate risks; assess, mitigate, and manage accordingly.
• Evangelize the feature set across engineering, business and senior leadership
• Organize and present program reviews/status to engineering, business, and senior management
And for the Program Manager, the responsibilities will be :
• Working closely with Enterprises, Field support and hardware teams in the Windows division to define the priorities for Windows Mobile platform
• Driving end-to-end scenarios and requirements for the feature and partnering with the dev team on execution and delivery.
• Owning the functional specification, API design and development experience.
• Validating the platform feature changes through close partnership with Enterprise deployments, Customer communication, flighting and internal validation
• Partner with the WDG core teams for feature design, dependencies and implementing and porting to Mobile.
This clearly says that Microsoft has not given up on Windows 10 Mobile . They are rumored to be working on the infamous Surface Phone which Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft calls The Ultimate Mobile Device which is expected to be running full Windows 10 on ARM and delivering a bag full of innovations mostly with Continuum and the better mobile phone experience.
This is a good news for the Windows 10 Mobile fans as they can now expect Microsoft to bring a true ultimate mobile device and hope that it gives a good competition to the rivals .
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