CNET News Video: The future of Microsoft
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET News Video: The future of Microsoft

1:49 /

CNET's senior writer Jay Greene gives us his predictions for what we may see from the company next year.

-Next year will probably be the year that Microsoft announces the next version of-- of the Xbox Console, and you know, it's unclear what that's gonna be. They've called it Xbox Next, Xbox 720 which is, of course, two times what Xbox 360 was. You can imagine really interesting console from an industrial design standpoint, but what I think is actually interesting is what comes after that because this could well be the last console we see. I think video games in the future will be simply delivered digitally. We won't have disks to put into the consoles, and so, you could [unk] a TV set, the technology itself so-- or-- or maybe in a set-top box, but it's very easy for me to see in the future. ThinkPhone is sort of one area where you might expect more of that. We'll see. They-- They haven't really shown their hand, but I could imagine that could be one place. I sort of wonder about TVs. You know, Microsoft has given no indication of that. Certainly, Apple has talked about that. Microsoft is playing in the same world as Apple. Microsoft actually has things that it can bring to that world with Xbox and video gaming that Apple can't. Microsoft feels the need and they're right that they need to be better in the consumer world. They are an extraordinarily strong company in enterprises and big businesses, but when it comes to the consumer world, they really are trailing Apple and Google and others, and so, you know, Microsoft has been making a big push particularly this year with Windows 8, particularly with some things like the Surface and with Windows phone to try and become a bigger player in the consumer world. Whether or not they'll achieve that, I guess we'll-- that's actually what's gonna be really interesting to watch in 2013.

New releases

Connecting with GE's new freestanding...
2:25 July 25, 2014
With great safety features and an affordable price tag GE looks to bring their new WiFi enabled oven to the...
Play video
Worst tech logos
3:00 July 25, 2014
Some of the most important names in tech started off with awful logos.
Play video
Last-minute travel deals
1:03 July 25, 2014
If you hope to squeeze in a vacation before summer ends but don't want to spend an arm and a leg, try a last-minute...
Play video
Inside Scoop: Who is the Amazon...
2:55 July 24, 2014
Amazon's new Fire phone has three standout features, but it's lacking in apps and full Android offerings....
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 024: Art by chainsaw-wielding...
20:05 July 24, 2014
On today's show, we get weirded out by the robot who can learn a new gait after it's injured, discuss Sharknado's...
Play video
LG G Pads sport sleek designs and...
2:17 July 24, 2014
These 7- and 10-inch tablets are average budget tablets with a high-end look.
Play video
GE's new microfactory wants to...
1:54 July 24, 2014
See some of FirstBuild's earliest concepts and find out how to submit your own ideas.
Play video
Nyne Bass: Big sound from a $150...
1:40 July 24, 2014
Nyne's current flagship model delivers surprisingly decent performance for its relatively affordable price...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre