Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Aug 2013 21:16 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I wrote this almost exactly three years ago, to much debate:

Sure, Apple will most likely still make far more money per sold iPhone device than competitors will per Android phone, but the trend is clear: as much as I love my iPhone, it will be relegated to a ~10% market share figure within a few quarters.

It took a little longer than "a few quarters", but here we are. Android has revolutionised the smartphone market. I'm not particularly happy about that (both Android and Samsung are far too dominant, which is bad for the market and thus for consumers), but there it is.

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ricegf
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I would love to think that Qt apps could be easily ported between Blackberry 10, Jolla, and Ubuntu, but I've never actually done that. Has anyone here tried to do this who could enlighten me?

Pretty much all phones can use web apps. Firefox OS and Tizen make web their primary platform.

And all of the new OS competitors run at least some Android apps except Firefox OS.

So in addition to single-platform iOS and Winp, Android and web covers all the rest (am I missing anything?), and Qt has some lovely advantages and covers 3 platforms as well. Perhaps the market can support 4 or even 5 app platforms adequately. Perhaps.

I'd really like to avoid an Android OS mobile monopoly aka Windows on desktop, even though Android is certainly more open. I'm probably naive, but I like the diversity and choice.

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