Facebook Home is not a threat to Android or Google (neither is Samsung or Amazon)
0. phoneArena 13 Apr 2013, 12:31 posted on
There is always a lot of talk around products that are supposedly "threats to Android" or "threats to Google", but we think that those arguments are looking at the puzzle the wrong way. Facebook Home is something wholly different and interesting, but it isn't a threat to Android. Samsung is by far the dominant handset maker in the Android ecosystem, but it isn't a threat to Google. Amazon completely forked Android and stripped out Google all together, but you know what? It isn't a threat to Google...
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41. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Good article Michael. You are far and away the only writer here on PA that shows any real kind of sense. But to say that Blackberry is on its way out is totally wrong. If BB is on its way out then so is WP. I constantly see tech journalists saying WP is making strides but where? They're in the single digits market share wise. Almost no one is adopting it. And outside of Nokia, none of the WP devices agree moving any real units. BB moved a million Z10's and it wasn't even a full launch or a full quarter. The Q10 will probably move more. BB10 has far and away more functionality than WP or iOS. And while iOS is a big player in North America, World Wide its no threat. Its basically becoming a niche player. But overall, great article.
48. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)
As I said, the biggest movement for WP is in Europe. In a few countries it has or is close to overtaking iOS in market share. WP is growing in the US, it just needs more devices. Nokia isn't enough.
BB is losing share and WP is gaining. Simple as that.
42. psigate (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
tried it and i agree not a threat. i uninstalled it a few minutes after using it