Originally Posted by slapppy
Slammed? Where? All I see is denial from Apple users. If Android is not profitable, then why are all these hardware vendors still producing products? It's not slowing down at all. The smartphone market is growing...with Android, not Apple/iOS. So clearly companies are making money. They will continue to do so and more Android Smartphones and soon Tablets will proliferate the market. Its so strange how strong Apple users are in such denial when the truth and future is showed to them.
If all those other companies are making money and will still be in business... so will Apple.
You seem to think that if you're not #1 in market share... you're nothing. That's clearly not the case. Apple has figured out that if you sell 17 million $600 smart phones in a quarter... you can maintain a healthy profit regardless of what the other guys are doing.
BTW... Android already has more market share than the iPhone. I find it funny that you say things like "Android will own the market..."
and "It's Windows vs the Mac all over again..."
You don't even realize that you can start celebrating... Android "won" the smart phone battle. So, what's different now that Android "owns" the market? Anything new on the horizon?
Maybe Google can celebrate... and try to turn that market share into money... but some Android OEMs aren't doing as well:
-- "This also makes it the fifth losing quarter in a row for LGs mobile division."
- Q3 2011
-- "Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. said Thursday that it had a net loss of $32 million"
- Q3 2011
Google's market share numbers go up every time an Android phone is sold... even if the OEM's financial numbers go down. It's a win for Google all around.
Which makes sense... Google provides an OS that can be found on hundreds of devices from a dozens manufacturers.
So is that an automatic "win" for Google? Do they really "own" the market even though they only provide software?
If you think OS market share is the ultimate yardstick... sure. However... scrappy li'l Apple is going in a different direction by selling hardware... and it's working out for them.