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Supported.In the rabid partisanship of the "fanboy" wars and the "anti-Apple is pro Android" fervour, no one seems to have noticed that the top cellular device vendor that sneaked into the top position a few days ago is ZTE, a maker of what are known as "white label" handsets.As suspected and is now being confirmed, those 300,000 daily Android activations that Andy Rubin was crowing about recently are mainly in Asia, where the "bottom feeder" manufacturers have latched on...
The relationship between the likes of Apple and Samsung, much like the Apple/Google one, can best be described by the term "Frenemies" - one really can't hurt the other without taking a corresponding "hit" themselves as a consequence. Besides Apple and Samsung's relationship goes back further than the latter, and has been nothing but prosperous for both parties.Like Google, Samsung will be well aware of the fact that Apple as a corporate entity values its independence...
That's what is probably most worrying, or should be from the standpoint of an Android developer. In much the same way as the iPhone was a "happy accident" on the way to developing the iPad, Android seems to have been conceived as a placeholder for Chromium, and may well be ditched in favour of Google's real vehicle for its Cloud strategy. Having secured its position in the mobile advertising world with the acquisition of AdMob, Android may well be viewed by Google as a...
It's all about putting your emotions into different compartments and not letting them interfere with each other and with your main business. For more on that, you should read my business Bible: "What they Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School" by the late great Mark McCormack, founder of IMG and inventor of the whole Sports/TV Sponsorship idiom (which he started from scratch with just a $500 investment).
Could this be the reason for the recently reported shortage of screen components worldwide? If so, then wow, just wow!
Handango and PocketGear (the latter bought out the former early this year) were examples of cross-platform online app stores that existed before the Apple App Store model blazed its way onto the scene. Microsoft generally directed those WMx users that desired apps to go to Handango. As usual, while there is an argument to be made for the Apple model's merits, it was mainly the failings of the existing models that led to the exodus of developers. In the first place, their...
That last sentence should have read "And then on top of all that they dumped Mark Hurd".
Uh-oh! Here comes the iPod play, as pretty much expected sooner or later. Establish the marque, secure the high-end, then start to diversify outwards and downwards. Now I understand why Nokia's launched its all-out multi-venue litigation offensive. If this plays out as expected, then bye-bye Nokia handset share (not just talking smartphones here).
For the answer to your second thought, I advise you to refer to your first thought... simple.
You're talking about a nation with an annual income group of $75k upwards numbering about 55 million strong. That's almost the entire population of the UK.Why do you think Ferrari, Lamborghini, Cartier and all the high-value marques are tripping over each other to get into the Chinese market? The differences between interfaces may be trivial, but at the high end, as with the Ferraris and Lamborghini's vis-a-vis the Honda's and Toyota's, it's all about perceived quality,...
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