Android's branding paradox, and the fast track to commoditization | ZDNet
EDIT: I actually found last year's version of the "commoditization" angle (same author) a better story:
Android ambivalence: the plight of too many Google phones | ZDNet
I also don't agree entirely with the article -- especially the overused "too many versions of Android" (i.e., aka "fragmentation") argument -- but I do think it supports Jobs' prediction: flood the market, lots of phones, hard to differentiate. It might be a successful strategy (look at market share) but psychologically it kinda sucks.
Last edited by gadgetrants; 01-02-2012 at 12:22 PM.
Meaning of gadgetrants:
(1) Goes on rants about gadgets
(2) Gadgets put him in a trants (er...um, trance)
Hmm, maybe time to look into getting a D3 while I can. I really like having a physical keyboard and this would be my next. Still on the fence on the D4, mainly because of the non removable battery. 4G is not a big deal for me, still doing ok with 3G plus 4G is having so many growing pains. So the D3 will do me good till they get everything (D4 & 4G) working as they should. Looks like a rooted D3 is in my future
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