Originally Posted by Jetz
There used to be a lot of talk about how Android would never outsell the iPhone. It did. Then the goalpost became iOS (which is a much more accurate goal) and now that's happening
. So now of course, all this talk of profit share instead of market share. Just keeping moving the goalposts.....
First off, GatorGuy's comments about how the comparison "only became inane when Android market share (was a problem)" is quite false.
Secondly, iOS as a platform is still dominating Android by a long shot (it always has), so your statement above about "now that's happening," (Apple losing that dominance) is also false.
The fact is, that Android smartphone market share is recently stalling
, and it's overall presence as a platform pales to iOS (it always has). Also, the release of iOS 5.0 and the debut of unlocked iPhones for the US, will remove almost any reason to jailbreak or switch to Android in that the two OS's will be feature comparable from this point onwards. if Apple also does something about the price
of iPhones, then Android really hasn't got a chance of gaining any significant market share over iOS in the future.
Android is doing well in handsets in the USA and a few other countries, but it's a platform
war not a smartphone war and iOS has been winning *that* war from day one.