Acer says Google-Motorola deal "a good gift to Microsoft"
0. phoneArena 05 Sep 2011, 06:35 posted on
Microsoft will end up being the big winner after Google’s acquisition of Motorola as other Android phone makers will be alienated by the prospect of rivaling with Google…
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58. Jake Byckowski (unregistered)
I actually read through all the posts.. the Bada troll is kinda funny in a sad pitiful way.
Anyway, PeterIfromsweden, we are all glad u love Bada so much and take your time to play cheerleader for the OS. You only seemed to compare Bada to iOS and WP7, many of which were incorrect, but failed to do the same with Android. Every one of your posts we can remove the word Bada and insert Android in place and the features would still fit. Touchwiz is Samsung's sad ripoff of the iOS look (side note, this is all Samsung should be sued for) and Bada is the same type of rehash of the Android OS. You were receiving a number of thumbs down because no matter how many posts you make, at this time Bada is not a true mobile OS contender and most likely never will be, especially in the US. Samsung is in business to make money and will continue to do whatever it is that makes them money.
60. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
the only thing i know of that Android can do more than bada, is the ability for android to donwload apps from other sources than Android market. With bada, you can only download apps from samsungapps, like on IOS.
This is the only thing i see, that is a major difference between android and bada.
However, let's not forget that bada is loads faster and smoother than Android is. Sure you can installa a custom ROM or whatever on Android to make it faster, but the average consumer is not going to root his or her Android phone, in fact they don't have clue how to do it. Only nerds to stuff like that.
At this moment bada is the number 5 os in the world in terms of market share, ahead of WP7. With Samsung pushing bada now after the google moto deal, bada can easily reach the top 3 in terms of marketshare, and probably reach the number 2 spot after Android. Hey, maybe even number 1 in 2015-2016 but that is just guesses. We will have to wait and see, but one thing if certain, bada will be in the top 3.
62. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
except.. samsung isnt pushing bada now. Except for the wave3.. .which was planned months ago before the merger, i dont see an influx of bada phones. . in fact i see every phone besides the wave 3 and 1 WP7 phone, being android phones. Nothing has changed and nothing will change.
63. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
I gotta agree, the deal is more about patents then anything else and strengthens Google as an OS in the eyes of the device makers.