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Late Adoption to Android Pays Off - Part I

I can say with equal parts pride and embarrassment that I am an early adopter across a range of technologies. Some of this is driven by passion for technology; some is driven by professional interest; some is driven by my impatience for my gadgets to do what I want them to do. (Here’s where I insert a plug for my friend Daniel Wilson’s book “Where’s My Jetpack?”). I’m here to tell you it’s finally time to try Android.

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competing for smartphone OS market share

In my last post I discussed the stunning ascension of Android.  The mobile OS has passed all competitors (including Apple) in the United States, and is on track to be the number two mobile OS in the world by the end of the year.

Of course this is not a winner-takes-all market....

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Android's Breathtaking Ascension

Perhaps it's the nature of technology--certainly consumer electronics, and mobile in particular--to distort one's sense of the passage of time.  The pace of change is remarkable, and that dynamism attracts companies and personalities who thrive in highly competitive environments.

Google is certainly a formidable competitor in almost any space it chooses to enter.  Despite that fact, I'm not aware of any mobile pundit who predicted the rate of ascension of the Android OS.  It is the number 1 smartphone operating system in the U.S. now, a position it reached in Q2 2010.  Gartner is predicting that it will be the number 2 OS in the world by the end of this year, two years ahead of their earlier predictions.

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