“Given the recent implosions of BlackBerry, Palm, Nokia, Microsoft, can we safely assume that Apple is next and will likely fail before the year is out, simply because, well… Android?” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider.

“Of course, you might be thinking, ‘but Apple earns three quarters of the mobile industry’s profits and an even greater majority of the world’s mobile app revenues. It has a successful desktop platform, millions of loyal customers who rank it far higher in satisfaction than Android, and it has a coherent strategy,’” Dilger writes. “Well let me stop you right there: this is the Internet! We don’t need facts or logic. The whole point of an open platform like the web is that you can celebrate the sheer volume of mouths in motion rather than focusing on the actual performance or reputation of any particular one of them.”

Dilger writes, “And just like the web, Android doesn’t have to profit to be wildly successful. As a loose ideology, it can be both the state of the art in mobile technology (Android 4.3 with NFC!) and, at the same time, the outdated and buggy version the majority is actually stuck with. “

Much more in the full article here.

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