Originally Posted by AppleInsider
... Android has a few advantages, in that it licensees do not have to pay any fees, and it allows manufacturers to differentiate their phones from other Android devices with custom interfaces. But Android also has no presence on the enterprise market, where Microsoft and its entrenched position with Windows will play to the Redmond, Wash., company's advantage
I wonder when these analysts will finally figure out that the Enterprise market has pretty much no sway over this platform and is essentially irrelevant to it's success?
The Enterprise market is about the desktop
. They need to be mobile and will of course use whatever mobile devices are out there, but as long as device a, b, or c, *connects* to the Enterprise backend infrastructure (and all the major player do this), there is nothing about the Enterprise market that will drive sales or adoption.
The new mobile platform is a consumer
platform. The most significant difference between these devices and those we had previously is that they draw in users who otherwise wouldn't be in the market. There is no path to success that involves making the ultimate "Enterprise" smartphone. Even RIM knows that, which is why their answer to the iPhone was to create their first (semi) consumer
RIM *owns* the corporate smartphone market and Apple is not taking it away from them. What is going on is that Apple, and now Android are growing
the (previously stunted) consumer
part of the market, which is about a thousand times larger. All the studies have shown for years now that the growth of this market is due to newcomers. There has to be Enterprise *support* in all smart-phones, but the Enterprise market itself is not going to drive anything. The whole idea is just a misconception based on how the *desktop* market has worked in the past.
The past is the past. Future is now.