Leosghost - 9:08 pm on May 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
Perhaps this should have been entitled "is google loosing dominance in smartphones search" @Leosghost?
The fact that you refer ( I get the impression..somewhat dismissively ? ) to the mobile device sector as "smartphones search" ( which is to exclude tablets which are not "smartphones" ) leads me to beloieve that you understand neither the changes which mobile devices are bringing, nor the speed at w which such changes are happening, nor their diversity..
The fact is like it or not Google are the dominant factor in all markets.
If your only "markets" are western , desktop, and primarily English speaking,,?
Then yes, they are "dominant"..also if you can't, or won't write "apps" for multiple platforms..
*But there are huge "sectors", geographical areas, audiences outside of facebook..where G has no, or very little, presence..