Android - A boat anchor Google is going to cutJune 04, 2015 • Chris Marriott
Think Android can’t possibly end up in Google’s graveyard of canceled products? Think again. China: The Second Wave
The smartphone market is maturing as its rapid growth slows. This maturation has led to big disruptions among manufacturers and massive shifts in their market share. Palm is dead. Nokia is dead. Blackberry is dying. Samsung’s star rose and is falling fast. Microsoft has lost billions chasing single-digit market share. Google’s Android runs on 80% of smartphones in use while Apple became the world's most valuable company. All of this happened in less than eight years. I see this as the first wave of the mobile revolution. Now, there's a second wave coming and it's breaking in China.
The second wave of the mobile revolution will be just as disruptive and we are starting to see how. Take what is happening to Samsung for example: In less than two years, they have gone from record sales to having Apple gobble up th...