In a post Microsoft posted that there are going to be changes to their mobile business. With 7,800 people losing their job in the phone business. And they will write down a loss of $7.6 billion from the Nokia deal.
“We are moving from a strategy to grow a standalone phone business to a strategy to grow and create a vibrant Windows ecosystem including our first-party device family,” Nadella said. “In the near-term, we’ll run a more effective and focused phone portfolio while retaining capability for long-term reinvention in mobility.”
So what this means now is that they won’t try to compete with android and iOS. But trying to grow and show Windows to consumers instead.