Originally Posted by Quadra 610
After three years, even Google's best effort, still aint no iPhone.
Apple's found that winning sweet-spot between software and hardware.
Yes, Android is still not as polished as iPhone OS. However, it does remind me at OSX/Windows situation as observed by Apple fans, with iPhone being about "user experience" while Android catering for economy smartphone shoppers on one side and performance/feature rich shoppers on the other.
Google should fear June. It'll be a bad month for the competition. Apple has all the momentum on its side, with iPhone development breeding iPad development, and vice-versa.
No, I don't think so. Looking at recent stats, Google momentum is much higher then iPhone, Google expanding their market share significantly while iPhone stagnating. iPhone 4 will boost sales, but I have gut feeling Android is taking hype off iPhone now and more frequent updates, both hardware and software, will keep that hype for a while.
Google sells a lot of Android phones. Plenty of models. But no single Android phone outsells the iPhone. Why? Because Google doesn't have what it takes - no one does so far - to roll out a real iPhone-Killer.
I don't see your point. We are talking platform here, not single model. If Apple decided to have more models in current generation, they would dilute sales of each model but total would be as good, if not better.
I love how every time we get a positive article about the iPhone (which is pretty much always), someone has to throw in a "but Android is growing" comment. Yeah, we know. The more Google whores out its "open" OS to any and all takers, the more volume they can push. Apple is in third place behind hugely entrenched players, and only has a couple of models. That's not just growth, it's outright conquest, the likes of which has never been experienced before in this market. And Apple *still* sets the bar after three years.
Conquest? Last time I've checked here at AI it was stagnation. Apple was deep in trenches, no more blitzkrieg. Maybe 4 will move them forward. I don't, however, think that iPhone can move forward as quick as Android - which is the main problem the way I see it. They've just lost their momentum. 3 years of minor updates (which is not much different from what Apple does with their PCs) didn't help much. iPhone is still good device (not so good phone) but technological marvel it ain't no more. A friend of mine - who is one of those gadget lovers - just dumped his 3G and got Nexus One... first Android among my friends. I'm still happy with my 3Gs, but when replacement time comes... we'll see.