Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:39 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google is growing increasingly concerned with Samsung's dominance of the Android - and smartphone - landscape. Supposedly, the topic is being openly discussed at Google, and as far as I'm concerned, that's great news.
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I don't think it would be that hard to move from Android to iOS or to ms phone 8 OS or to Blackberry. Phones are a bit different of the desktop case, where ms office, Autocad and some other applications really make a big difference. Most of the users just browse the news on Internet, check emails, facebook, weather or take directions between calls. They are devices to consume content, not to produce.

Perhaps I don't get it, but really, for what I see the vast majority of the users I know use just that said functionalities. Add some few apps that cover the missing features and that have equivalents on all of them and probably we have a scenario where almost 100% of the users needs are covered.

iOS is actually a case on itself as its users are so used to the clunky iTunes that move them to something else would be really hard.

Anyway, I think that Google should be concerned to improve Android and let the market sort the rest. Yes, Samsung has a very good set of devices, but so does HTC, LG and some others now.

They should never divert their focus or try to interfere on the business of whom served them so well. Actually, they should improve their image as a fair, trustworthy and impartial leader, the exact things the manufactures don't see on Microsoft right now.

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