Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jun 2013 13:03 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Market trends in Western Europe are not looking good for Apple's iPhone. 'Apple's iOS continues to lose ground as market share declined to 20% from 25% in 1Q12 [first quarter 2012]', IDC said Tuesday. Android, meanwhile, is gaining operating system market share, up 14 percent year-to-year in the first quarter. 'Android continues to dominate the smartphone landscape', according to IDC. In the quarter, Google's OS shipped 21.9 million units and market share increased to 69 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from 55 percent in last years' first quarter." On top of that, Apple got knocked out of the top five in India, where it's also bleeding market share. The America-centred large technology sites that dominate our reporting often fail to spot this huge problem for Apple: the company is only doing well in the US. It's losing everywhere else. And just in case you don't know: 'everywhere else' is 95% of the world, and that's where future growth is to be found. The fact that Apple hasn't addressed this yet is exactly why its shares aren't doing stellar anymore.
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RE[3]: Why?
by fretinator on Thu 27th Jun 2013 18:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
fretinator
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2005-07-06

Just to continue in my picky ways, I don't know what it means to say an operating system runs a language. For instance, I created a Basic Derivative called YeBasic for a class (used Archaic English terms for everything). I translated the YeBasic to C++ and then compiled the C++ to native executable. As long as there was a C++ compiler for a platform, I could compile my program for that platform (including my translator, which was written in C++ also). I wouldn't say the platform "ran" my language Yebasic.

Thus, back to Android, any platform that can compile the DALVIK machine can run an android application. I don't know what it takes to port DALVIK to you OS, but if it was ported to say, OpenBSD (not likely!), then I would say OpenBSD runs Android apps, not Java.

BTW, there is a Basic IDE for creating Android apps called Basic4Android. I assume it is translating the Basic code to Java, and then compiling the Java Code to DALVIK bytecode.

OK, that's enough of me!

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