We are in the golden era of mobile technology, and the industry isn’t resting on its laurels. While Apple may have started this industry on a new path, its reign at the top may soon be over.
As we all know, the mobile landscape is stiff with competing ecosystems. With Android and Apple leading the way, Windows is intent on making a strong showing. Amazon has their own ecosystem, but can something so tightly controlled be a long-term success? While we may never see a truly dominant ecosystem, the new battleground that is mobile will be a vital one to gain the lead.
Samsung sees its global tablet market share rise to 18.1%, while Apple’s share plummets to 52.9%.
We are all familiar with Apple’s and Samsung’s legal battles. Today, some new progress emerges as both companies have been granted permission to include new products produced by the other party in their respective patent-based cases.
If there’s one thing we love more than yanking Apple’s chain with humorous videos and snarky comments, that’s definitely hearing reports about how far ahead of iOS is Android globally.
It’s funny how quickly can things turn around in such a “take no prisoners” kind of war as the legal one between Apple and Samsung. Just a couple of months back, Sammy looked badly wounded, having been dealt a huge blow by a California jury that found the Korean-based company in infringement of a number of Apple patents.
Beyond legal wars, patent ambiguities, software workarounds and sales bans, the Android vs Apple war fortunately has a humorous side, too. I know you all remember the hilarious “Shit Apple Fanatics Say” videos, followed soon after by a slightly less amusing “Shit Android Fanatics Say” clip.
Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, has been helping to launch the Nexus 7 tablet in South Korea. He also met with Samsung and spoke out about the patent war with Apple.
You can always count on Nielsen to come up with the most interesting tech-related reports, and its latest such study is no exception to that rule. After seeing Android comfortably leading in the U.S. smartphone OS share back in May, the company’s survey conducted in July revealed even more impressive numbers for Google’s mobile operating system.
Apple, with its newfound vigor fresh from the Samsung and HTC double whammy, should take note of the latest headlines from HTC. Simply put, the Taiwanese giant is flipping Apple the louie and saying it does not intend to settle.