Thursday, October 15, 2009

What's taking Android so long to gain market share? I can think of two things...


A recent Gartner report, made available on Computerworld, predicts a 12% market share growth for Android mobiles by 2012.

The impressive growth of the Google O.S. would position Android in second place in the top 7 operating systems globally. Although it is predicted to surpass iPhone in usage, the Android win is Symbian’s loss, which is predicted to fall to 39% in 2012.

Keeping in mind that I'm merely an end user, I can at least tell you what's keeping me from considering an Android handset:

  1. Support for SyncML - Microsoft Exchange has no business on a supposedly "open-source" phone.
  2. Tri-band 3G - Nokia is finally getting around to manufacturing these. And hell, the original TyTN I was using three years ago had tri-band HSPA, even if the battery only lasted fifteen minutes. Certainly HTC can do better these days...?
... So what's keeping you from an Android device?

Posted via web from Andrew Currie on Posterous