In its top 10 predictions for 2013, published on Thursday, the technology research firm IDC declares that next year will be high noon for Microsoft‘s mobile software.
It makes that prediction based on data and a point of view. A crucial constituency, IDC says, is developer support for a company’s technology. “Mobile platforms that fail to crack the 50 percent barrier of developers who are ‘very interested’ in developing apps for them,” the IDC report states, “will be on a gradual track to demise.” So IDC declares 2013 will be “a year of reckoning in mobile software.”
So what platforms die?