Android american market soars

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Stella, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Stella macrumors 604

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  2. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    i would like to see google take a more hands on approach with OS releases. I understand you can have carrier specific "skins" but i would like to have a baseline of features available to all users, and if you care to customize, that option is there as well. To me, its a good sign, but they still have some ways to go. It will be interesting to see a year from now how WPS7 does and what impact it makes

     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Google's hands off approach is going to allow Microsoft back into the game.
     
  4. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    i agree, i don't think they need to go to apples extremes, but i think its tough to sell consumers on the platform when there isn't even consistency across all carriers. not a major hurdle, but one that Google can adjust quickly. Put out a hardware standard, and OS standard for all carriers, and if folks want to modify, let them modify the "base build"

     
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    Only if Microsoft gets on the ball and makes windows mobile a viable option.
     
  6. Stella thread starter macrumors 604

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    The fragmentation of Android on the phone is what severely hamper its growth, in the long run.

    Makes development more difficult, unless Google can overcome this in their dev SDK.
     

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