Microsoft Agrees with Apple's Stance on Patent Rules
Android will slowly dissappear. Apple will make, via Foxconn, three (or more) out of every four mobile phones on the earth. Windows Phone will replace BlackBerry entirely, and will be the majority of non-iOS devices that remain. This will be nothing short of market-rape of consumers across the globe.
The fact is that most people really like the smooth eye-candy display behavior, such as the automatic pause in downloading a web page if you try to scroll on the screen, far more than being able to clumsily scroll around a web page while it is still loading... iOS and Windows Phone are the only mobile OS's I know of that prioritize the visual experience above the functio...
What is likely is that it'll splinter off, ala Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook. Obviously, the current "happy family" of phone manufacturers all gunning for the same pie isn't sustainable.
For phones, I personally think that iOS and Windows Phone will be all that sticks around among the major competitors. BlackBerry/QNX doesn't have the adaptability to survive, and WebOS has been reduced to an open-sourced toy. Symbian and MeeGo are dead, soon to be forgotten and wiped from the annals of history. Andr...
Seriously though, I know that Android is currently #1, but they are not likely to be staying there for long. I have been working on a market analysis using Markov chains in a unitary matrix format, and have projected from current data on first-time smartphone buyers, from the latest retention data, and from current market share by OS that Android will peak in US market share in about 18 months... they will then gradually loose ground to iOS over the next 18 months that follow, eventually being left with a maximum of 15% market share versus an iOS market share of 76% in 2018. At that point, feature phones will have less than 1% market share, Windows Phone wil...
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