[News Articles] Android is #1

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  1. gkarris, Mar 8, 2011
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    No shocker, given that it's feature-laden, low-cost, and available on every carrier...not to mention the variety of hardware choices.
     
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    ...and certainly not profitable to any vendor who chooses to use it.

    Plus, malware and remote backdoor switches... awesome stuff.
     
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    Well done Android. Let's see the local fanboys responses.
     
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    Well, just like the PC, I've seen phones which are exceptionally done (like HTC), others not so...
     
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    There are fanboys on both sides of the aisle.
     
  9. Stella, Mar 8, 2011
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    HTC have seen their profits double due to Android, and Samsung have seen record profits due to Galaxy-s.
    http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/10/06/htc.hits.record.profit.in.summer.with.android.push/
    http://www.talkandroid.com/19783-samsung-records-record-profits-galaxy-s-popularity/

    Malware - yes, you get malware, but its a small price to pay. I'd rather have the small risk and have a platform were I can write my own applications, and run them on my own device without having to pay anyone. Apple are quite anal about their approval process tbh - sure check them for malware and maybe UI consistency ( something Apple fail with their own apps on a regular basis on OSX ).
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8C148)

    And Acer sells a lot of PCs running Windows.
     
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    And more news:

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/03/08/android.top.smartphones/index.html

     
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    I think LTD is in the corner sucking his thumb over this little bit of news :p
     
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    As an Android user, it doesn't really matter--the top 2 or 3 userbases will get solid developer support regardless of where the percentages fall (so long as it's not 90-5-5 or similar extrema). The only real info in this is that WebOS and WP7 need to get their act together in a big hurry if they want to be/stay relevant. The big developers are mostly focusing on Android 2.x and iOS, with a nod towards Blackberry...the only real question is if the relative balance between the top major players will last, or if we'll end up with a re imagining of Mac vs Windows vs *NIX in the 90s.
     

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