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Sense. HTC's software enhancements to Android are probably the only OEM modifications that actually enhance Android. They developed a lot of the features that Google eventually put into ICS.
HTC doesn't choose cheaper components, but they do go with the most supported components (Qualcomm SOCs), over the most powerful brute-force wise. IMO their marketing is the missing piece, they create confusion with too many models. But their quality is spot on.
HTC's products are among the best, but there's some fierce competition. The numbers aren't even that bad, they just couldn't keep up with the pace they set earlier this year. The CEO already said they'll refocus their lineup, and make only higher end products. If you want to see bad numbers, check out Motorola, Sony-Ericsson and LG. HTC just set the earlier bar too high, and disappointed.
No it's not. When you're talking of real fakes, they're generally purchased for such a small fraction of the real price that the buyer couldn't afford the real thing. A high end Android smartphone is just as expensive (and sometimes more so) than an Apple smartphone. How could they possibly steal closed-source code? Furthermore, Android is open-source, so if there was stolen code in there it would be exposed. Fact is, Android is based on Linux, iOS on BSD, Android...
Apple makes the most profits because they have the lowest costs, and charge the distributors more than other OEMs do. For instance, let's say an average iphone 4S costs 350 dollars to make, they sell it to the distributor for 600, then it gets sold to the consumer for 700. An average HTC phone would cost 450 dollars, gets sold to the distributor for 500, then it gets sold to the consumer for the same 700. (numbers aren't exact, although they do reflect relative numbers...
There's plenty of Rolex knock-offs, but people still buy Rolex's. There's Prada knockoffs, but people still buy Prada. If Apple has a good product and image, people will want the real thing. Apple's goal should be to increase market share, not a crusade against Android. If they stop Samsung from selling Android handsets, Samsung has Bada and Windows Phone. If they stop HTC from selling Android handsets, HTC has Windows or they could create their own (WebOS with HTC...
Apple should simply buy some of their suppliers (the smaller ones), spend more on R&D, and work on creating even better products. Apple printers? Apple vacuums? Apple TVs? How about an Apple fridge? How about personal assistant robots? So many possibilities with $100B. Maybe get their technology into cars? An Apple car? There's so many possibilities to put tech into consumer products, how about a control center for automating your entire house? Samsung, LG,...
Takeovers are usually accompanied by a premium price, otherwise shareholders won't sell. At a 50% premium (which is fairly standard), a 50% +1 premium would be too expensive for Apple. Not to mention, there's other OS choices for Samsung and HTC.
Samsung has a market cap of 141 billion. A takeover would require a decent premium, Apple can't buy them.
First off, Apple has also borrowed from Android (notification center, cloud sync, full multitasking - were things Android had first). Second, consumers like competition and choice - Android is different enough in funtion that few consumers will see it as a 'knock-off'. And yes, consumers don't like big, bad corporations - look at how much love Microsoft gets. Apple is big now, but tech moves quickly, things can change. Apple would do much better to consolidate their...
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