Entries in Google (4)

Monday
Jan072013

Apple: is being a great curator enough? (Part I)

Fascinating data from Kantar came out yesterday, in which their analysis says that iOS not only halted its decline, but raised its sales share to 53.3% in 2012 vs. Android's 41.9% (a 10.9% YOY decline).

I would not have predicted this, especially given my experience on Android over the past four months. I'm inclined to believe the theory that this is simply the result of Q4 iPhone 5 sales rather than any indicator of a long-term trend. Why am I skeptical?

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Tuesday
Nov272012

LATE ADOPTION TO ANDROID PAYS OFF - PART II

Last week I wrote about my disappointment in Android--specifically why, as an early adopter, I resisted the siren call of the OS.

As 2012 ticks by, big changes are happening for Android, and they are called Google, Amazon and Samsung. As a consequence of these changes, I set my iPhone down and bought a Samsung Galaxy S3. To summarize the rest of this post: I’m not going back.

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Tuesday
Nov202012

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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Monday
Sep272010

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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