Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 18:39 UTC
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[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by darknexus on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 20:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
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When I will do something I hope I will fail like Android.

No you don't, but I'd bet you hope you will succeed like Samsung. There is a difference between Android the operating system, and devices that run it. Android by itself, if you factor in monetary gain for Google, is fairly dismal. Factor in the gain in device sales for other companies besides Google (companies that market what the users actually want in a device and don't have to develop the os themselves) and you'll see success. Even Google has noticed this.

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by BushLin on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 20:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
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Yeah I'm sure Google are really upset that they make little from a successful mobile OS which permanently ties a Google account into all their (and 3rd party) services while making sure you have tracking and adverts fully working throughout.

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RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez
by Nelson on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 20:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez"
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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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