quote: The 'problem' for iOS is that only relatively expensive smartphones are available.OTOH Android covers the whole market, from sub-100$ phones to the high-end.
quote: It depends what you mean by a problem. I can think of two ways a much bigger Android market share, especially one based on unit price, could be a problem for Apple.
quote: Only Apple and Samsung are succeeding all other players are either stagnating or failing.
quote: Android has much higher sales and hence a higher market share. Also, the delta is still growing.Historically, the OS with the biggest market share always attracted the most developers and hence had more software available.
quote: Android has much higher sales and hence a higher market share. Also, the delta is still growing. Historically, the OS with the biggest market share always attracted the most developers and hence had more software available.
quote: Apple was able to escape this trend only because they only sell high-priced devices. But as the delta regarding installed base of Android and iOS widens, Android catches up (= the delta in App sales shrinks). So IMO Apple has to decide if they want to become a niche player again, or if they want to compete in the mass market. If they do the former, it is only a matter of time until they get overtaken by Android regarding Apps downloads, App Store revenue etc.
quote: I don't know why you selectively quotet my post:
quote: The reasons for this are unimportant here (e.g. pirating, lots of third-world Android user with low-end phones etc.)But the delta between the Android installed base and the iOS installed base gets bigger (452 Million Android phones vs. 136 Million iPhones sold in 2012).So, as this delta gets bigger, obviously the delta regarding App Store revenue gets smaller.So as long as Android outgrows iOS, it gets more and more interesting for developers.
quote: third-world Android users