Apple faced some stiff competition in 2012, and things look set to continue that way in 2013. Here are the reasons I thing that Apple’s best years are perhaps behind them.
It’s a brave new dawn for the company formerly known as RIM. As BlackBerry launched BB10 yesterday we watched with interest. Does the new platform have what it takes to compete with Android?
RIM just launched Blackberry 10, but the OS is not revolutionary, or even special by any means. Is Apple doomed to follow suit and die slowly? Is Google in a good position to avoid the pitfalls RIM fell in?
The fortunes of Sony and HTC make for a stark contrast. Sony has streamlined its branding and declared a clear premium device strategy focused on Android. HTC seems to be going in the other direction.
We have no idea what HTC was thinking with this one, but the HTC Mini is a Bluetooth accessory we hope one won’t have to buy. The thing looks like a good-old dumb phone and it’s expected to help you make better use of your large smartphone.
While Samsung is the top Android smartphone seller today, it’s but only one of the many Android manufacturers. How sustainable is this business model?
The argument that Android is popular because it’s cheap rather than because it is good has been bouncing around the interwebs for years now. Is the platform’s success based on price?
Imagine a world where Samsung and LG made nearly identical devices. Weird, right? Think of your Android world without manufacturer skins on the device. What would life be like without HTC Sense? What if carriers didn’t add bloatware? If everything was pure Android, would you still be interested? Let’s ponder a world where all Android devices were the same OS; no skins, no bloatware, no fun?
What was the purpose of Eric Schmidt going to North Korea? We take a look at the motives and reasons behind the controversial visit.
In a recent interview with Wired, Larry Page challenges Apple whether their “thermonuclear war” against Android is actually working to their advantage.