That Moment When iOS 7 Became Android. | Droid Life
Who cares that Android is ‘open’? | The Loop
- Less than a tenth of Android users care that it’s open
- The number of people who care that Android is open is about the same as the number of people who run Linux
This was a fascinating read.
Counting geeks: who cares that Android is ‘open’? | Benedict Evans
Fragmented Android drives big dev to Apple | Computerworld Blogs
The BBC Trust today responded to a complaint the broadcaster favored iOS devices when it comes to adding features to its catch-up on demand iPlayer service for Android phones. This complaint was rejected because the Trust found “no evidence” to suggest iOS had been “unfairly favored.”
Instead of pro-Apple favouritism, the Trust found a series of quite logical reasons why Android lagged iOS when new features were added to iPlayer, mostly surrounding the “complexity and expense” of developing for Android.
Android Fragmentation | Daring Fireball
Android’s Market Share Is Literally A Joke | Tech.pinions
Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit is like saying that a baseball team won because it had more hits when the other team scored more runs. Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit is like saying that a football team won because it gained more yards when the other team scored more points. Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit is like saying that a hockey team won because it had more shots on goal when the other team had more goals.
Market share without context is not only useless, it is worse than useless because it is likely to be misinterpreted.
John Kirk: ‘Android’s Market Share Is Literally a Joke’ | Daring Fireball
マーケットシェア神話の陥穽 | maclalala2
Android is winning. Apple is winning. | Virtual Pants
People often forget that Google and Apple are playing the same game with different goals in mind. Apple strives to maximize profitability in hardware sales. Google, on the other hand, is striving for maximum market share, providing the most users for its services. This is a rare, if not unique, war where both Apple and Google can win, and that seems to be very confusing to people.
Android and iOS Are Both Winning | Daring Fireball
Measuring Platform Churn | asymco
Apple’s product is the most popular. Nearly more popular even than all the other competitors combined.
Loyalty Gives Apple the Edge Over AndrAndroid’s Leaky Bucket: Loyalty Gives Apple the Edge Over Time
Loyalty Gives Apple the Edge Over Android | AllThingsD
“Think of the Apple and Android ecosystems as two buckets of water. New smartphone buyers — mostly upgrading feature phone owners — fall like rain into the two big buckets about equally, with a smaller number falling into Windows Phone and BlackBerry buckets. However, the Android bucket leaks badly, losing about one in five of all the owners put into it. The Apple bucket leaks only about 7 percent of its contents, so it retains more of the customers that fall into it. The Apple bucket will fill up faster and higher than the Android one, regardless of the fact that the Apple bucket may have had fewer owners in it to begin with.”
Consumers Will Drive iPhone Ownership Past Android’s Peak | Yankee Group
Android’s Leaky Bucket | Tech.pinions
アンドロイドはザザ漏れのバケツ | maclalala2
It’s something of a cliché to say that audiences vary in terms of quality, but that does not make it less true. Indeed, network operators depend on it being true. And so does Apple.
The job the iPhone is hired to do | asymco
The clue comes from the fact that the consumer is not the only buyer. It’s operators who buy and re-price the product. They are hiring the product to sell broadband and the newest variant is still the best hire to do that job. This observation is crucial to understanding the growth dynamics of the iPhone and consequently, of Apple itself.
Apps, People, & Jobs to Be Done | stratēchery
キャリアがアンドロイドより iPhone を売りたいワケ | maclalala2
The tidbit was dropped on today’s earnings call, with CEO Larry Page uttering: “Obviously, Glass runs on Android, so [Android] has been pretty transportable across devices, and I think that will continue.”
Android if you’re talking about market share; iOS if you mean financial success. So far, this is a strikingly different market than the PC business back in the 1990s, when market share translated directly into financial success.
Who’s Winning, iOS or Android? All the Numbers, All in One Place | Daring Fireball