Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Aug 2010 21:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A bunch of figures travelled all over the web this past week regarding Android's remarkable growth. Its growth is indeed remarkable - bigger than the iPhone, bigger than Research In Motion's BlackBerry (in the US, at least). However, as impressive as those figures are, isn't it about time we start comparing platforms instead of devices?
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Wow!
by sigzero on Sat 7th Aug 2010 02:38 UTC
sigzero
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2006-01-03

You mean that one company and one distributor got out sold by a bunch of companies? Shocking!

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RE: Wow!
by flanque on Sat 7th Aug 2010 04:27 in reply to "Wow!"
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2005-12-15

This really comes to the core of the issue at least in the US I think. It was an idiotic decision to lock it down to one provider and unfortunately I think this is going to be one major reason for the Android taking over iOS.

In my view, smartphones are becoming commodity devices thanks to Android and it wont be long before there's little room for the closed nature of the iOS platform and probably the iPhone.

I'm not quite up to date with the developer numbers between iOS and Android but once it turns towards Android, which it will I believe, the game is up for iOS.

Android will dominate.

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