- Nov 11, 2009
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but if everyone adopted Android it would create a similar situation to everyone using Microsoft's products on the desktop PC.
Saying Android is like Windows is just plain silly!
He means it's the same, because anyone can write apps for it.
And if everyone DOES start writing apps for it, it will become like Windows where you will be forced to use Android, because all your apps that you use are on it. It's the exact same issue as with Windows on the desktop at the moment. Why move to another OS when it won't run your games?
As long as there is an OS that caters for the tinkerer, and an OS that caters for the managed interface crowd things will be okay in mobile OS land.
So how will it end? Like the pc market share?
Tinkerer OS = #2 position?
Managed Interface = #1 position?
It's not currently like that. Symbian, though waning, is very tinker-friendly (perhaps not the most, but for sure not as constipated as Apple's or BB's breed).
I am referring here to the mod-ability of the system (due to the openess of the OS and the underlying hardware) and not the availbility of apps (free or otherwise)