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Apple "Apple's new iOS 7, which the company unveiled last week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, says a lot about the future of mobile devices because Apple owns the future of mobile devices." If you're an Apple fanatic, you're going to love this article. If you're not an Apple fanatic, you'll be shaking your head in disbelief that the once great AppleInsider runs stuff like this these days. Hey, there's always MacRumors - the last great bastion of proper Apple rumour reporting.
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RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez
by Nelson on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 20:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez"
Nelson
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Google's services are value-add on top of Android which could go away as soon as viable alternatives are found.

There is extraordinary pressure on OEMs to do this given the razor thin margins everyone except Samsung enjoys. Being able to subsidize cost on the back of a service is the next logical step in the Android price war going on.

Amazon has already done it, why not others? Google would be wise to worry, and wiser to exert some more control over their platform before it gets away from them.

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