If it becomes a trend, will Google start to limit how "open" Android will be? They are interested in as many phones running it but only because of the Google Play market... but if they don't get access to it, why will they continue to work for free?
Apple will maintain its relatively niche, prosperous market by innovating. Android will make up the bulk of sales going forward, especially given that decisions in IP cases are coming down on both sides about evenly. Apple can cause problems for specific devices through litigation, but there are no clear signs that it can drive Android to the wall (as Jobs clearly hoped and intended).
If you count pure marketshare, then almost any reasonable marketshare numbers whether NPD or comScore give Android over 50 percent and Apple in the mid-30s, but if you measure overall profitability then Apple is winning by a wide margin, whch their growing riches make quite clear.
And if you use my eyeballs measurement, I see iPhones everywhere. It is by far the most popular phone by far, but that's not scientific of course. :)
You're right about the possibility of multiple manufacturers creating their own well-liked fork of Android. Amazon forked Gingerbread for it's original Fire. I don't know what they used for the newest Fire, but the point is still valid. Google is a big player but not the only on in the world of Android.
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Businesses often struggle to decide which domain to use. When it comes to purchasing a domain name, you have plenty of extensions to choose from, ranging from .com and .net, to .me, and even .mobi. But which one should you pick?
I've been writing about how the next evolution of the Internet might just be an advertising revolution, and how corporate IT can stay involved as the enablers and providers of the technologies that make this possible.
In the 1970 science fiction thriller Colossus: The Forbin Project, two giant supercomputers from the United States and Soviet Union secretly join forces to take control of the collective nuclear might of the two countries. In the film, the two machines discover each other's existence, communicate back-and-forth, share their collective data, and cut their human creators out of the process. It is the ultimate example of machine-to-machine communications, or M2M.
The whole Amazon.reader debate is a double-stupid. It's stupid to think that there's any e-book buyer who doesn't know Amazon's URL, and it was stupider to let ICANN launch the whole free-form TLD initiative to start with.
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