Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Aug 2013 21:16 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I wrote this almost exactly three years ago, to much debate:

Sure, Apple will most likely still make far more money per sold iPhone device than competitors will per Android phone, but the trend is clear: as much as I love my iPhone, it will be relegated to a ~10% market share figure within a few quarters.

It took a little longer than "a few quarters", but here we are. Android has revolutionised the smartphone market. I'm not particularly happy about that (both Android and Samsung are far too dominant, which is bad for the market and thus for consumers), but there it is.

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RE: The final conclusion???
by bnolsen on Thu 8th Aug 2013 00:10 UTC in reply to "The final conclusion???"
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

The mobile market isn't fresh anymore. In order for big changes to happen now will require some other new technology or business model to shake things up yet again. Android is taking profits and dominating marketshare. Basically it's becoming the huge juggernaut. All the things that had been going for Apple are diminishing as their install base percentage starts to drop due to the sheet number of units that are shipped with android. AND android is most developer friendly of the mobile platforms. Anyone can get what they need for android development today at the cost of hardware only (linux install + tools).

I'm just not sure what the big disappointing negatives are about android. On the technical side I absolutely have complaints but I consider myself (and many viewers of this site) to not be a target market for "general" consumer tech.

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RE[2]: The final conclusion???
by cdude on Thu 8th Aug 2013 15:59 in reply to "RE: The final conclusion???"
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2008-09-21

I'm just not sure what the big disappointing negatives are about android


Neither can anybody else whats why its still the same old fragmentation spin. The argument about missing competition is as void. Competition, invention happens. Its even more required then ever when everybody starts from the same origin. No advantage by ecosystem, vendor lock-in, by just being there. Think how iOS could be if not only Apple does, how WP could be when Nokia could do and how Android would be if only e.g. Moto had it.

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