Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 23:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You may not have noticed it, but in the past six months, we've been experiencing a true massacre. Not one written in blood, but one written in microchips and touchscreen displays. The scene of the crime? The United States. The perpetrator? Google's Android. The victims? Everybody else.
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Ideal situation?
by clasqm on Tue 4th Jan 2011 09:37 UTC
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2010-09-23

So what we see here is a position where there are three dominant players with roughly equal usage (I refuse to use the term market share) and a whole lot of smaller players (Microsoft, Bada etc) trying to make an impact. Nokia might still be able to pull off a surprise and make it four major players.

What exactly is the problem here?

Isn't that precisely what we have been wishing was the case in the desktop OS market for years now? If Windows, OSX and Linux each had around 25% and the remainder was made up of other OS's, wouldn't the entire OSNews crowd be singing hallelujahs?

For the record, I have an Android phone. A sony Ericsson X10 Mini. It makes calls and with the barnacle app it serves as a wifi hotspot for my iPod Touch, which is my portable computer of choice. Now how does that show up in the sales data? :-)

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