Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Major bombshell, and sorry, but this certainly requires a breaking tag as well: HP has announced it is discontinuing operations for webOS devices - effective immediately. Just like that... The TouchPad and Pre 3 are dead. Eh. Raise your hands if this brings back those painful memories of that infamous 'Focus Shift'. In addition, the company also announced its intention to sell its personal computer business.
Thread beginning with comment 485895
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[6]: If you say so...
by Joy_Division_Lives! on Thu 18th Aug 2011 22:23 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: If you say so..."
Joy_Division_Lives!
Member since:
2011-07-29

Uhm, it took Android 3 years to dominate the smartphone market and reach the 50% it's at now. The 'new' tablet market is about one year old now. In another year, Android on tablets will be where Android on phones was one year ago - about 30%.

So yeah.


With one phone (iPhone compared to over 48 different models of Android) taking over 66% of all smartphone profits, you have a strange definition of dominating. Apple is the #1 smartphone manufacturer in sales. And the reason you keep limiting it to smartphones is that iOS beats Android in total installations. (phones, tablets, and mp3 players)

And, of course you will be honest when your 30% doesn't come true because I know you wouldn't count "sales-in-channel" as actual sales to consumers.

Edited 2011-08-18 22:23 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[7]: If you say so...
by cmchittom on Fri 19th Aug 2011 16:53 in reply to "RE[6]: If you say so..."
cmchittom Member since:
2011-03-18

With one phone (iPhone compared to over 48 different models of Android) taking over 66% of all smartphone profits, you have a strange definition of dominating. Apple is the #1 smartphone manufacturer in sales. And the reason you keep limiting it to smartphones is that iOS beats Android in total installations. (phones, tablets, and mp3 players)


All of what you say may be true, but here's a couple of quotes worth thinking about:

"[The] Android operating system . . . is currently on about half of the smartphones in the U.S."[1]

"Mr. LEVY: Well, Apple has been worried, because Android phones are outselling iPhones now. Apple makes more money per phone because the Apple system enables them to get money from the hardware and from the software. Google makes money on the back end."[2]

Both from NPR, a reputable news source.

I don't really have a dog in this race—I do have an Android phone, but only because it happened to be the smart phone my provider offered—I just thought this discussion needed some citations.

[1] http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/08/15/139639049/with-plann...
[2] http://www.npr.org/2011/08/17/139696567/mobile-landscape-changes-wi...

Reply Parent Score: 2