Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




82 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

#113290 12-Jan-2013 10:14
Send private message

Hi All,

Having had a number of discussions with my colleagues about iPhones and Androids recently, I decided to write a follow up blog to the one I posted earlier with the same title.

Much has changed in the last two years since my original post. Android platform is now much more widely used and is winning the market share. New entrants into the market, such as Windows Phone devices haven't really managed to take market or mind share and the dinosaurs such as Blackberry are slowly disappearing. So this is still very much a two-horse race. iPhone vs. Android.

At Vadacom we work with both the iPhone and the Android platform.  My personal view is that unless Apple is able to make a big leap with the next iOS version and the new range of the iOS based devices this year, we will see Android continuing dominating the market share to the point where iOS will become another niche player.

That would be a shame as I am a great believer in having competition to fuel innovation.

What are your thoughts? 

Here is the link to my blog with a bit more of my views and what it is we are doing with iPhone and Android platforms.






Create new topic
Mad Scientist
21836 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #743700 12-Jan-2013 10:46
Send private message

read your blog ... why do we lose?

we lose all the time to banks, etc etc .... is that what you mean




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.




82 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  #743705 12-Jan-2013 10:52
Send private message

We loose because lack of competition stagnates innovation.

We've seen it with smart phone's in the early 2000's. Then iPhone revolutionised the smartphones. Then Android came along and fuelled the competition further.





 
 
 
 


67 posts

Master Geek

Trusted
2degrees HB

  #743713 12-Jan-2013 11:12
Send private message

igorportugal: We loose because lack of competition stagnates innovation.

We've seen it with smart phone's in the early 2000's. Then iPhone revolutionised the smartphones. Then Android came along and fuelled the competition further.



Lack of competition stagnating innovation?

The fierce competition between the two giants is probably the only thing that has provoked the amazing innovation that we have seen, without these two giants we would not have anywhere near the functionality that we have today. The small players are small for a reason, they don't have enough fresh new ideas that grab consumers attention to build a decent market share.

In saying that I do hope that WP8 grows steadily to give more choice but I am staying in the Android camp for a while longer I think.




My opinions are purely my own and are not at all those of my employer 2degrees.

gzt

11192 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #743728 12-Jan-2013 12:00
Send private message

It would be good to see a genuinely community oriented open operating system platform on the market. That could really speed things up in the platform development area and help with the update situation. iOS is closed, Android is sort of open but not community oriented at all.

Hope on the horizon with Ubuntu is starting to make a good effort but I don't yet see how manufacturers will be driven to use it. At least it will have a niche start with many existing Ubuntu users if they provide excellent integration (like iOS/Mac OSX) and they can keep it going long enough to give manufacturers confidence in the project.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces 10th Gen Intel Core H-series for mobile devices
Posted 2-Apr-2020 21:09


COVID-19: new charitable initiative to fund remote monitoring for at-risk patients
Posted 2-Apr-2020 11:07


Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39


New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35


New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11


D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32


Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59


OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54


D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00


Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04


Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19


TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48


Sony boosts full-frame lens line-up with introduction of FE 20mm F1.8 G large-aperture ultra-wide-angle prime Lens
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:44


Vector and Spark teamed up on smart metering initiative
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:42



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.