Tech company with the best technologies is Microsoft Corp (MSFT), which boasts some of the best and most innovative software around, according to a survey of nearly 2,000 developers, designers and users conducted by The Wall Street Journal.
Microsoft has the most advanced hardware on the planet and its hardware engineers are known for their creative solutions.
The software giant also has a large number of apps, including the Windows Phone platform, Xbox, Xbox Live and Xbox One.
Microsoft is in a battle for dominance with Apple Inc (AAPL) and Google Inc (GOOGL).
The survey of 2,010 people, including 3,724 developers, design professionals and users, revealed Microsoft as the company with top technology and the best apps.
Microsoft had the best mobile devices, with the latest generation of Lumia smartphones and Windows Phones, according the survey, which was conducted online by The Journal.
The survey found Microsoft has the third-highest percentage of smartphone users among the world’s leading companies.
Apple has the second-highest smartphone users, followed by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
The second-best software company is Apple (A APL ), with the highest percentage of Windows Phone users among all the companies.
The iPhone maker has the fifth-highest number of smartphone owners.
Microsoft has a high number of developers, which makes up roughly a quarter of its staff, according To the WSJ.
Apple is in the midst of an overhaul of its software and hardware division, which will also include the Apple Watch.
The company is aiming to have the watch as its flagship product, and is working with Samsung, Asus and others to make it a hit.
Apple has been building out its software for smartphones, including iOS, OS X and macOS.
The iOS app store has more than 4.3 billion apps, with Android’s market share hovering around 1.6%.
Apple is also pushing the iPhone to make inroads with people who are new to the Apple ecosystem, such as millennials.
Microsoft’s software and services division, with software developed for Windows, is expected to be the company’s largest software and service unit by revenue, according Tech Crunch.
Microsoft is in talks to buy Nokia’s (NOK) software business, which includes Windows Phone, Nokia’s devices and a number of its apps.
Microsoft could also sell some of its devices to Microsoft, according The Wall St. Journal.
Apple is not expected to buy any of Microsoft’s hardware or software.