Msg#: 4218955 posted 5:18 am on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
This likely won't be the last time Jobs gets defensive about Android. His unwillingness to recognize the strengths of Android will only hurt his ability to stay competitive.
While I don't see his market disappearing any time soon, I don't see much growth either, most likely stagnation at best. There are just so many people that want an iDevice. Meanwhile Android is offered on every type and form of mobile device available with more variations on the way, often with vendor customized interfaces.
As for device size, just one of the many reasons I switched from iPhone to Android was the small 3.5 inch display on the latest iPhone. No thanks. I almost choked when the rumor was confirmed that the display was that small.
Msg#: 4218955 posted 4:35 am on Oct 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
He should be annoyed he missed out on a opportunity. He could have revolutionized the industry and made the iPhone available on several carriers and have a dominant hold on the market instead of being concerned about Android now. I know a lot of people who said they would have or did have an iPhone but had problems with network coverage. Now they love their Droid, Evo or whatever. The app store with apps made by other people has become to most important thing to distinguish it at this point and in my view. Once the Android market gets it together to be a little more user friendly, it'll be tough.
Msg#: 4218955 posted 7:59 am on Oct 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
Jobs appears to be walking uphill... Apple is what... 7% (if that) of the total computer tech market? Wonder why the media gives that much attention to Apple... might it be because he utters as many odd things as that Eric fellow over at Google? :)