Originally Posted by AppleLover2 Market share generally nets a large ecosystem.
I have owned phones in the past for which I could not easily find, for example, a car charger. Buying a popular product often means wide choice in aftermarket accessories and easy-to-find service options.
See, now that is where you and I will disagree.
To me, if I examine the true
reason for market share in the Android system, for instance, I see something completely different. I see a system that most phone manufacturers choose based strictly on price .... and therefore, because of more companies going with Android, they have a larger market share .... but, as most of us know, larger is not always better .... in fact, larger is hardly ever better
. Are "Big Macs" better than hamburgers than can be found at your favorite local "sit down" restaurant ? Not likely, and the same thing can be said for many products. IMHO "popularity" is quite often achieved by way of pricing .... and that method very seldom, if ever, produces quality.
It would seem, if you're using the "what's most popular" method of choosing your purchases, you're failing to find out what is really best for you because you're failing to do the research necessary to arrive at the best solution possible but rather, just assuming that the combined intelligence of a larger data base is better than your own powers of reasoning. An easier method, to be sure, but not nearly as effective.
Apple, for instance, although having a smaller market share, can be argued to have, by far, the better "ecosystem" ..... A better chain of dedicated Apple stores, a more dedicated philosophy to producing quality over price and, even more important, with the cost control built into their ecosystem by Tim Cook and others .... more competitive than ever. All of this can be, and is, verified by customer satisfaction survey after survey.
IMHO, market share, in the grand scheme of things, means absolutely nothing ....Cheers.