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danielcawrey
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11/5/2014 | 12:12:13 AM
Re: Android phone makers
Microsoft usually doesn't have a propensity for giving things away, so the fact they are doing this with Windows Phone suggests desperation. 

I remember having a Windows smartphone a few years back and it was awful. Apple and Google have dominated this space because they make something better than Windows, it is that simple. 
nomii
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11/5/2014 | 12:07:12 AM
Re: In the long run, security will count
@Charlie good analysis. I am of the opinion that the android market is expanding as most of the firms are trying to earn their share from the already peaked market and they do not care about the security aspect. The low prices of android system made most of the customers take security as secondary. I believe that sooner or later apple will eventually win the race by sticking to its basic and providing the best security that customer needs.
nomii
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11/5/2014 | 12:03:24 AM
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@Jastroff I believe that finances is a big factor. Apple is a symbol of status and only status concious people will buy Apple so its market will remain stable and will grow only marginally. How ever the android is quite cheap and affordable to all level of commuinity. So if any one to really challenge the status of android, financial aspect is to be seen foremost.
Charlie Babcock
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11/4/2014 | 8:42:02 PM
In the long run, security will count
I worry that Android's success makes it harder to eliminate Android problems in the areas of security and reliability. Much as I hate to say it, Apple could gain market share, despite the price differential, by the advantage its control over the system gives it. That includes its seeming abiltiy to keep malware out.
jastroff
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11/4/2014 | 6:22:40 PM
Re: Android phone makers
>> Android can be cheaper and afffordable in developing countries

 

Good point. So, market share can grow as the user base grows. 
zaious
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11/4/2014 | 5:42:27 PM
Re: Android phone makers
Since, there are another OS's (iOS moslty) in the market, it will not grow beyond 85-88%
Android can be cheaper and afffordable in developing countries. So, there might be expansion for them. iOS can retain most of its current customers and can gain new users (kids that are buying their first ever phones).
Thomas Claburn
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11/4/2014 | 3:55:35 PM
Re: Android phone makers
Android could improve in terms of revenue.
Shane M. O'Neill
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11/4/2014 | 2:34:11 PM
Android phone makers
I'd be curious how the Android hardware maker profits break down. Does Samsung leave everyone else in the dust?


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