Segmentation of the Tablet Market

by on May 15, 2012 6:24 am

This is a follow-up to my article, from a couple of months ago, analyzing the segmentation trends in the tablet market. Since I wrote that article, we have seen some more data on the market share trends of the iPad and Android tablets, including some very interesting data on the Kindle Fire. Now,…

Will forking Android work?

by on May 9, 2012 10:05 am

In recent days, there have been many reports stating that numerous Android handset manufacturers are working on launching smartphones with their own forked versions of Android. Recent comments by Skyhook CEO, Ted Morgan, and the success of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, seem to have fanned these flames even more. But ignoring Skyhook’s stormy relationship with Google…

What drives Apple’s success?

by on May 2, 2012 9:02 am
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Today, at a market capitalization of about $560 billion, Apple is the highest valued company in the world. But what are the true reasons behind the sudden rise of Apple? Before we begin, to avoid being overrun by the Apple brigade, let me state this – does Apple make great…

Why Android can never be a closed platform

by on April 25, 2012 11:08 am

Ever since Google announced it was buying Motorola, industry watchers have speculated if Google was going to make Android a closed source platform exclusively for Motorola’s devices. That will never happen and here’s why. The Financial Perspective: Revenues & Gross Margins Google’s revenues from the mobile segment are currently derived from advertising, while Motorola’s…


Lately, there have been a spurt of reports and surveys detailing the concern the developer community has about Android fragmentation. But is Android fragmentation as big of a problem as it’s made out to be? Let’s take a look. Fragmentation Basics When we talk about fragmentation, we’re essentially looking at two types – Hardware…