Piper Jaffray says Android beats iOS in five years

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  1. wrecklass

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    Piper Jaffray: Android Army’s Victory Over iPhone Inevitable | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD

    Piper Jaffray analysts say while Nokia and RIM (Blackberry) market share will diminish it is Google's Android that takes over, not Apple's iOS. It sounds like their big reason is because of Apple's single form factor, while Android is being placed on many more varied hardware devices with a wider price range for consumers to choose from.

    I'd personally like to see both companies doing well because competition spurs innovation. But Steve Jobs is reluctant to change his business philosophy when competition comes in. Then again Apple has been happier playing to the smaller but more lucrative markets like BMW.
     
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    An interesting view, I use both and see a place for both but do believe Android will be a contender, not yet but when it has had a few years to mature I think it has potential.

    Funnily I am typing this on my iPad as I find this to be the device I like best for typing........
     
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    Its not going to take that long for Google to dominate. After Android tablets start hitting the market with Gingerbread on them, and the public becomes more and more aware of the bevy of features that Android has that iOS absolutely lacks, Android will be simply taking more and more market share away from Apple.
     
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    That is the exact reason iPhone will thrive and android will fail. iPhone is only one device. If there is a bug it can be fixed easily with and update from apple and everyone is happy. With android updates come from the hardware manufacturer. So, like my droid, when say, motorola releases a new phone they make updates to accommodate the new device and forget the old one even tho the updates take forever for the old one and usually break more than they fix.

    Also most android apps don't work. Even the google ones are extremely buggy and tend to crash a LOT! I personally hate my droid and want to throw it at a wall daily.
     
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    I see what you are saying like happened with the early MacOS, they had fewer and simpler features than all of the PC clones with Windows so the MacOS became the dominant desktop OS.

    Wait...that doesn't sound right.
    Oddly my experience has been the exact opposite. My EVO 4G has been rock solid with heavy use. In the meantime I have several Apps on the iPad that crash very regularly. Safari crashes on me a few times a day. I suspect OS stability is still being worked out on both platforms.
     
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    Same. I am having about the same number of crashes on the iPad as on my Windows Mobile phone. Safari and Atomic Browser crashes at LEAST once a day if I try and watch streaming video through them. Android apps are rock solid from my experience with them, and they do a HELL of a lot more than iOS apps, while maybe not looking as pretty. Flash and universal throughout the OS speech to text, I mean its not even a fair comparison.
     
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    I have never had any crashes in safari and i use it many times a day you must have something else causing it
     
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    In my usage of iPad/Safari I find that it "vanishes" about once every few hours of usage, which I assume means that it crashed because I have to restart it and it has generally lost context. So, yes, I believe Safari crashes pretty often, far more often that my experience with, e.g. Firefox or IE on XP, maybe 1000X more...
     
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    Anyone that has suceeded like Apple has, is sure to have those that predict their demise. Since most companies cannot maintain dominence forever, it is a pretty sure bet. Macy's Sears, Ben Franklin and others were surplanted by Wal-Mart. Someday Wal-Mart will be overtaken. But no one knows when. So why not tell people what some of them want to hear and become a pundit. Android may overtake iOs, but who cares. Apple has a lot less market share than MS, but guess who has more profits?
     
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    Irrelevent I'm afraid - the consumer base for these devices is very different to the early days of home computer use you are talking about.

    Most people don't want huge feature lists and functionality that they will never use. Just because tech-savvy(or just plain nerds) want lots of obscure options does not mean your average consumer wants them. That is one of the reasons Apple has been so successful - and I think one of the reasons the tech press hates them so much.

    This reminds me of bleating of fellow computer geeks when Windows 95 came out, sounding the death of the MS DOS command line. "oh nooes!" they all cried, "what about all the functionality I've lost, all the things I now can't do!" But the death of the MS DOS command line interface was a key moment allowing normal people to buy a computer and actually use it with little specialist knowledge. How many computer users today can create a boot disk? Hell, how many people who read this post on a tech forum can create a boot disk!?

    If you want loads of obscure options and features then buy a device that gives you them - but don't criticise those who know exactly what they want their device to do and buy one that does it with the absolute minimum of hassle - which iOS provides.
     
    #10 Prasius, Sep 8, 2010
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