Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 19th May 2012 08:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Smartphones have become the preferred computer of the masses. Sales surpassed those of personal computers in 2010, having grown over 50% per year for several years. Nearly 500 million smartphones shipped in 2011. This radically shifts the terrain in the consumer operating system competition that was, for years, firmly decided in favor of Windows. This article analyzes the New OS Wars.
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by roracle on Sat 19th May 2012 20:59 UTC
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Call me crazy, but 10 years back it was "Linux will rule the world in 10 years!" and now everyone says "Android" when Android is actually Linux.

Words have power, and behold: Linux is on top, as the endless multitude of prophets hath spake. And now it's about "which mobile distro?" when it used to not matter which Linux it was so long as it was Linux.

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RE: Android...?
by tomcat on Sat 19th May 2012 23:05 in reply to "Android...?"
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Call me crazy...

Okay, you're crazy.

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RE: Android...?
by ricegf on Sun 20th May 2012 02:33 in reply to "Android...?"
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Linux is on top

And still growing. Part of me is delighted to see open technology succeeding so well, while another part of me worries about a new monopoly rising. Maybe Haiku...

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RE[2]: Android...?
by bnolsen on Sun 20th May 2012 10:19 in reply to "RE: Android...?"
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One thing though, google isn't out to lock everyone in. In a way they released android with the desire to free manufacturers from the hard lockin. They just want to make money off services and advertising. Nothing is stopping anyone from takin android and cutting google out. In fact I believe the amazon kindle does just that.

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