Source: The Korea Times
quote: Android juggernaut marches on extending its lead
quote: Remind me - minus all those things why is more units sold a good thing?
quote: So at the moment selling more units apparently does lead to more of better software for the largest platform.
quote: It is funny isn't it. Apparently Android devices selling more than iOS devices is good for some reason that doesn't involve:
quote: none of the handset makers seem to be be able to make any profit doing so, with the exception of Samsung,
quote: Now I assumed you understood economics, but I'll break it down.More units sold=lower prices=better value proposition for users/carriers.
quote: Having the greater market share also means you have control over the direction of the market.
quote: And you're beginning to see Androids effect on the direction of the market- Apple has started to follow Android's lead by integrating features that Android has had (in some cases) for years prior to iOS and creating products that can compete with Android's value proposition (downmarket) to recapture market share.
quote: quote: none of the handset makers seem to be be able to make any profit doing so, with the exception of Samsung,Why do you seem to think this has anything to do with Android, please provide proof instead of supposition.
quote: Greater competition is ultimately good for the market and end users.
quote: Finally I repeat my simple proposition and ask some one to try to refute it. In the new mobile device world having the largest unit sales does not mean that a platform can deliver more profits for device makers or developers, more peripherals, more or better software, or more content. In which case what is the advantage of a platform selling more units?
quote: This would mean more if Android was actually a superior platform, but sadly it isn't.
quote: I have addressed your question and refuted your viewpoint.
quote: No you haven't.
quote: Android handsets do not offer greater value at a lower price than equivalent iPhones.
quote: Android does not allow OEM's to achieve economies of supply and get components cheaper than Apple, quite the opposite actually.
quote: Demand for Apple's products us still very, very high and is rising not falling.
quote: Apple continues to double iPhone sales each year.
quote: Apple's continues to take 75% of the total global phone industry profits.
quote: All surveys of end users show that Apple customers are happier across the board with their products compared to Android customers.
quote: I feel I am debating with an Apple marketing robot.
quote: Yet another novel from the Apple iTool, never fails...Seriously, how much does Apple pay you?
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