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realjjj
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2/19/2016 | 2:10:07 PM
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Windows could bank on Continuum but Microsoft isn't doing enough there and Win 10 is putting off hardcore PC users with the snooping and forced updates. If they push in enterprise only , that's not gonna help iin consumer.

Ubuntu is too slow to progress. Wifi ad would help both Windows and Ubuntu's dektop mode. Ubuntu also has the chance to present itself as more open and private than Android.


iOS, a lot depends on Apple being able to deliver 2-4 key marketing features that drive upgrades with iphone 7.They haven't done so in any product category in a while. The iphone 6 banked on the bigger screen but that's a 1 time only thing. A radical design change is a risk they might not take.Further down the road flexible and foldable screens could have a major impact. Ofc Apple could add new price points that could help sales but remains to be seen if they are able to get that right. The rumored 4 inch model might have a negative impact on units and even revenue if it means the iphone 6 will be retired when the iphone 7 arrives.

The big share changes do come with form factor transitions, foldable screens could have a relevant impact and glasses could change everything.
nomii
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2/19/2016 | 10:47:32 AM
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@Real I agree with your opinion. But as an end user I will look for affordability, specs, requirement and last but not the least presntation. I am not sure about what the survey says but I can find an android phone best suits my and most of the users. ANd the survey says it all. For other brands it is very difficult to match the android. To change what people are use to is not an easy task and some thing extra ordinary will change these statistics. What do you say?

realjjj
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2/18/2016 | 8:04:32 PM
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Gartner reports sales not shipments.

As for 2016 , if marketing does its job , we could see a revival of the mid range with A72 based SoCs like the Snapdragon 650 making upgrades very appealing. A boring high end is equaly likely with some device makers failing to push the specs, design and features forward.

As for OS share, Apple is likely to fall to 11-12.5% and Windows gets 1 last try.


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