Monday, August 03, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Sees Growth Beyond The Desktop With Windows 10
Yahoo Gets Fashionable With Acquisition Of Polyvore
NVIDIA Recalls SHIELD Tablets Due To Battery Issues
Firefox Attacks Microsoft Over Default Browser in Windows 10
Sharp to Exit Americas TV Market
Researchers Showcase Javascript-based Attack On a Computer's DRAM
Hackers Used Twitter hashtags To Extract Data From Compromised Networks
Facebook Unveils New Security Checkup Tool
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Mobiles > Android...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, June 25, 2010
Android Will Overtake Apple in Smart Phone Lead In The Years to Come, iSupply Says


Research firm iSupply compares the pros and cons of Android and iPhone mobile softwarte platforms and predicts that Android will overtake Apple in smart phone lead in the years to come.

At the recent Google I/O 2010 event, Google made a series of announcements related to its Android operating system: More than 60 Android smart phone models are now available, collectively selling 100,000 units a day, and Android phones are available from 21 OEMs in 48 countries under 59 wireless carriers. Furthermore, Google states that Android phones are second in smart phone sales but first in per-use web and app usage in the United States, and that over 50,000 apps can be found in the Android Market software store.

Google also revealed that 1 billion miles have been navigated via Google Maps Navigation users and that mobile searches grew fivefold from 2008 to 2010.

These details point to a persuasive narrative that only has just begun: Android, long thought to have been languishing in development hell, not only has arrived but also is becoming a genuine force to reckon with, iSupply says.

At the conference, Google demonstrated more than 20 new features of Froyo, the new and upgraded Android OS 2.2 that. iSuppli believes is one of the most user-friendly, feature-rich and high-performance platforms for smart phone end users and app developers.

Froyo improves greatly on the original Android 1.0, a simple operating system for smart phones launched on the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream) in October 2008. Android 1.0 was short on features and functionality early on, compared to many other brands available on the market particularly when compared to the iPhone from Apple Inc. However, Google?s Android operating system has evolved rapidly since then. "There is no doubt that Google?s engineers have advanced the Android platform faster than what its competitors have done on their end during the last 18 months," iSupply says.



As the Android OS matures, the criticism on the operating system?s fragmentation issues is likely to fade away, and device manufacturers and third-party app developers will be able to work on more stabilized platforms. In the meantime, because the iPhone has garnered a daunting lead in apps, Apple will remain a strong competitor against Android, iSupply says. In the long term, however, Android will overtake iPhone sales volumes because of Android?s partnerships with many device manufacturers, the research firm says.

Apple now sells the iPhone via 151 carriers in 88 countries, but sales remain exclusive in two of the phone?s biggest wireless markets?in the United States under AT&T, and in Germany under T-Mobile. If Verizon also is able to sell the iPhone, iSuppli believes Android will not outsell the iPhone in the United States for several more years.

Apple?s business model for the iPhone is similar to the business model for the Macintosh, but with very different outcomes, iSupply says. While the Macintosh received tremendous attention in 1984, its success came very slow due to a variety of factors. In contrast, the iPhone was a runaway success from day one. The Internet accounts for the differing outcomes, allowing Apple to succeed spectacularly with the iPhone even if it had employed a similar strategy to the one used for the Macintosh with less stellar results.

On the other hand is Android: While it follows the Windows PC business model, it?s doing so with an open source platform.

"All told, Android is likely to be the Windows PC equivalent in the smart phone market, and the operating system is well-positioned to soon become the leading smart phone platform in the United States even as it competes in a market dominated by at least three strong platforms, "iSupply concludes.

Will Android eventually overtake Nokia?s Symbian for the worldwide lead? Time will tell.


Previous
Next
Patriot Announces Their Sector 7 Edition DDR3 Memory        All News        Twitter to Establish Independently Audited Information Security Program After FTC's Order
ITC to Inverstigate Apple Over S3 Graphics Claims     Mobiles News      Another Apple iPhone 4 Teardown

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Hackers Could Break Into Your Android Smartphone With A Simple MMS
BlackBerry Gets New Domain Names As It Flirts With Android
Office for Android Phone Now Available
Android M Developer Preview Available for Xperia Devices
BlackBerry May Release Android Phone
Google To Offer Accelerate Web Access To Android Phones
Nvidia Brings GameWorks To Mobile With AndroidWorks
Software Bug Causes iPhone Crashes
Factory Resetting Your Android Phone Does Not Delete Everything
Should We Expect Android OS For IoT Next Week?
Office for Android Phone Preview Released
Android One Now Available In Europe

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .