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Google Android – Closed Source

I think Google may make Android proprietary in 2017. Google has launched Android N but, without the ability to distribute updates, the software is virtually useless. To make matters worse, I think Google is effectively … Continue reading

Richard Windsor / September 20th, 2016
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Android N, Samsung’s Last Stand, Rough Q1 for iPhones

Google gave a handful of blogs a preview of their new Android N operating system. Amongst the two best guesses I have seen for what N will stand for is Nutella and Neopolitan. I’m voting...

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Ben Bajarin / March 10th, 2016

Unpacked: iPhone Sentiment from Android and Windows Phone Users

I recently conducted a study trying to understand smartphone platform loyalty. My goal was to seek out some insights on what keeps people with a platform and what are the catalysts to make them switch...

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Ben Bajarin / February 26th, 2016

Part 1: Android is a Stick Shift and iOS is an Automatic Transmission

On January 10, 2016, I wrote an article entitled: “Platforms — Past, Present and Future“. The comments to the article made it clear to me that there was a great deal of confusion surrounding the role … Continue reading

John Kirk / January 31st, 2016

Twitter’s Reshuffle, Amazon’s Back Door to Android, Apple and VR

Twitter’s Reshuffle These are rough times for Twitter. I find it fascinating that the discussion is Twitter needs a turnaround when it has accomplished something remarkably difficult and something very few companies have ever done...

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Ben Bajarin / January 26th, 2016
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Netflix Global, Amazon and Semiconductors, New Android Dynamics

Yesterday at CES, Netflix “flipped the switch” on making the service available around the globe (except for China). Obviously, this is a good move. Netflix now can reach more customers and add new consumers in...

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Ben Bajarin / January 7th, 2016
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Tag and Intel Android SmartWatch: Sign of the Times

As I look at the market for smartwatches today, it often seems as though I’m looking at two different realities. The first is where the market is for smartwatches today. Meaning what the data I...

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Ben Bajarin / November 10th, 2015

Android and the Innovator’s Dilemma

This post was originally published for subscribers only. Many encouraged us to publish publicly so it could be more broadly read. If you are interested in our subscription analysis service you can learn more here. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 2nd, 2015

Could Xiaomi start the Android 2-in-1 ball rolling?

If you follow Xiaomi, you know the company has diversified from being a one trick pony with a smartphone to creating a whole host of tech accessories, TV’s and gadgets, including a new scooter they developed with Segway....

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Tim Bajarin / October 22nd, 2015

Why Google Needs to Back Android for Large 2-in-1’s and Laptops

Last week, I wrote a piece on Tech.pinions that pointed out Gen Y, Gen Z and Millennials have all grown up with iPhones and iOS has become their main mobile operating system. I reasoned that, … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / September 30th, 2015

Tablets in the Enterprise: Do Windows or Android Stand a Chance?

Are tablets really taking hold in the enterprise? Are they replacements for a PC or supplemental? While tablet sales have been shrinking of late, does this mean companies are no longer enamored with deploying them? … Continue reading

Jack Gold / September 11th, 2015

Podcast: Apple Event Preview, Intel Skylake, Android Wear

This week Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell preview the upcoming Apple event, discuss the launch of Intel’s Skylake platform and debate the opportunities and challenges for Android Wear in conjunction with iOS. Click … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / September 5th, 2015

Can Android save the PC Industry?

A few months ago, I wrote a piece in Tech.pinions asking if “Android is the new Windows?” In the article I pointed out that, when the PC was the center of our universe, Windows was...

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Tim Bajarin / September 4th, 2015

Why Android Wear is Critical for the Smart Watch Category

Earlier this year, I published a brief report on the smartwatch market opportunity. A key part were several scenarios I laid out. Here is that section of my report: • The vast majority of watches...

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Ben Bajarin / September 1st, 2015

RIP $500 and Above Android Phones

Today, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy 6 + Edge. Neither device will change their declining fortunes in the smartphone landscape. What Samsung is up against is something many struggle to internalize....

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Ben Bajarin / August 13th, 2015

Podcast: Windows 10, Samsung Earnings, Apple Watch and Android

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions Podcast. This week Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss the release of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system, analyze the recent earnings from Samsung, and debates the potential … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 1st, 2015

Is it Time for Apple to Open the Apple Watch to the Android Crowd?

We now know Apple has done well with the Apple Watch and that it outperformed the iPhone and iPad in terms of units shipped during their first 9 weeks on the market. However, they are … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 24th, 2015

Is Android the New Windows?

For most of my career as a PC analyst, I have followed and chronicled the evolution of the PC. My first project when I came to Creative Strategies was to work with a new group … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 26th, 2015

Understanding Android to iPhone Switching

There are several dynamics I want to explore about Android-to-iPhone switchers. I’ve seen enough data to suggest double digit percentages of Apple’s iPhone sales the past few quarters came from consumers switching from Android. The...

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Ben Bajarin / June 6th, 2015

Why Steve Jobs went Ballistic over Android

Anyone who follows the smartphone and tablet market knows Android has become the #1 mobile operating system in the world. And Steve Jobs was not very happy about Android. In fact, he made a rather bold...

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Tim Bajarin / May 27th, 2015

Windows Phone Bids for iPhone and Android Apps

You have to give Microsoft credit for its efforts to get just about any app on the Windows Phone. The need is obvious. Microsoft is selling to a small part of the phone market at a...

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Steve Wildstrom / May 15th, 2015

All Eyes on Android

Few topics come up more in my work with the major technology industry players than Android. From the outside looking in, everything may look rosy in Android Land. But get inside the heart of the...

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Ben Bajarin / April 21st, 2015

Android’s Stagnating and Falling Share in Europe

Kantar Worldpanel released the latest installment of its always interesting public data set on smartphone buying behavior this past week and, as usual, I added it to my spreadsheet that tracks these things over time....

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Jan Dawson / April 6th, 2015

Nvidia’s new Android Gaming Console

Nvidia has been steadily investing in, and expanding the capabilities of, their Shield product line combined with their Grid server system. The original product, the Shield Portable, a game controller with an attached screen, was … Continue reading

Jon Peddie / March 4th, 2015

Qualcomm’s New Chipsets and the New Android Premium

Qualcomm has announced a series of new Snapdragon processors ahead of the Mobile World Congress. There are a few key takeaways and observations to be made about these new chipsets. This quote from Qualcomm’s press...

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Ben Bajarin / February 18th, 2015
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