Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Murky Road Ahead for Android, Despite Market Dominance - NYTimes.com

Big expectations for this year's Google I/O conference, which starts today

"In other words: About one of every two computers sold today is running Android. Google’s once underappreciated side bet has become Earth’s dominant computing platform.

Yet all is not well on planet Android. On the eve of Google IO, the company’s annual developer conference that starts Thursday, where Android will once again be a primary topic of discussion, cracks are emerging in Google’s hold over the operating system. Google’s version of Android faces increasing competition from hungry rivals, including upstart smartphone makers in developing countries that are pushing their own heavily modified take on the software. There are also new threats from Apple, which has said that its recent record number of iPhone sales came, in part, thanks to people switching from Android."
A Murky Road Ahead for Android, Despite Market Dominance - NYTimes.com
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