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Why Android's Dominance Is Bad
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riceryder
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riceryder,
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11/15/2012 | 4:32:18 PM
re: Why Android's Dominance Is Bad
Opensource baby! Windows OS is nice. iOS needs to die. BB10? What's that?
Benjamin Han
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11/15/2012 | 4:33:42 PM
re: Why Android's Dominance Is Bad
A pretty uninspired article... Btw, the title should be more like "Why a Duopoly Is Bad" as this article has almost nothing to do with Android specifically, but only the pretty elementary conclusion that having competition is good for consumers.
milrtime83
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11/15/2012 | 4:34:05 PM
re: Why Android's Dominance Is Bad
So Android's dominance is bad because it's dominant? That's about all I get from this article. I don't see where you actually state why that's a bad thing.
BarraCoupDuh
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11/15/2012 | 4:34:31 PM
re: Why Android's Dominance Is Bad
Domination of any market is bad for consumers.
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11/15/2012 | 4:34:54 PM
re: Why Android's Dominance Is Bad
So the title of this article is "Why Android's Dominance is Bad", but you don't really explain that in the article?
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11/15/2012 | 4:37:34 PM
re: Why Android's Dominance Is Bad
You could make the same article: "Why Verizon's Dominance is Bad". Except Verizon offers nothing for free and rips off consumers every chance they get.
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11/15/2012 | 4:38:52 PM
re: Why Android's Dominance Is Bad
How DARE those evil Android people make such a great OS that everyone likes it and uses it.... all over the world!

We should all start using awful OSs instead!

That'll teach 'um!
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11/15/2012 | 4:40:19 PM
re: Why Android's Dominance Is Bad
So it's bad because the "old guard" has lost their market dominance? It's Nokia's fault alone that they threw in their lot with Microsoft, and Microsoft's fault that they were so slow to see and catch up with the user interface paradigm of iOS and Android that brought smart phones into the mainstream.

Android's open platform allows for a number of major players, like Motorola, Samsung, and HTC to make/sell their hardware. So, sure, it's the dominant OS, but with decent hardware and customization, anybody can plan that game.

As TheWenger said, the duopoly of Verizon and AT&T is much worse. Those new "shared data" plans that force you to pay for unlimited talk/text, and then through the nose for paltry bits of data are ridiculous. But they're the ones with coverage unless you live in a major city and never leave.
Ryan Knudson
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11/15/2012 | 4:40:34 PM
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Android got where it is by being the best. They were not simply handed this crown, it was earned. I could see it being bad if Apple and Android were switched on the charts (Apple having the 70%+ of the market)
However, since Android is a free and open environment as opposed to the authoritarian model provided by Apple there is no real ramifications. I do agree that Windows 8 is a great mobile OS and I think as time goes on it will grab more and more of the market. Especially if Apple keeps going after companies using Android. It will leave a void that will be filled in with WP8. The reason Windows and RIM are so far behind is they failed to keep getting better and as a result they fell way way way behind.
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Richard Morey,
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11/15/2012 | 4:41:05 PM
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Android is dominant because Google did the right thing in maing it open source and available to hardware vendors and carriers to customize. As an Android developer my frustration is with the fragementation of Android versions across devices but I still much prefer Android as both a mobile platform and a development platform to the closed "Do as we say" iOS. I don't think WinMo or BB will make any real traction in the mobile space.
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