- The Microsoft-Nokia deal - or the death of Symbian. Mobile OS battles wage on, with these two GIANTS teaming-up to steal some market share from Android (and Apple). The big question is - will Windows Phone 7 remain a closed system or shift towards open-source. Other players in the industry are already wondering and voicing their concerns.
- Android. It's everywhere! Not just in the new (mini-)tablet Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0, but in almost every booth and every Tablet or Smartphone showcased. Those folks at Google have been busy working behind the scenes - gaining market share as fast as "humanly" possible (reaching 25.5 percent very recently). It would be interesting to see how soon Apple begin to feel (more) significant pressure. They're losing market share already, but in small percentages. It is events like the Mobile World Congress that set the trends though, so ought to be worried.
By the way - if Nokia would have gone with Android (Google hasn't tried to hide the fact that they were aiming for that) - Android OS would have become the de-facto Mobile OS of the future, today.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
MWC: Android. Android. Android.
With the third day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona reaching a close - there is really only one word that can easily sum up the conference so far ... you guessed it - awesome! (I bet you were thinking "Android", but we'll get to that too). It is at these events that some of the biggest companies in the Mobile industry come out of their shell, reveal some of what they are up to and fist-fight for attention (comparing ... well, you know what).