“There is a reason why large companies have a number of bean counters. Numbers are important. Some numbers are more valuable than others. Sure, Microsoft’s Windows operating system has about 80-percent or so of the worldwide PC market, and Apple’s OS X and the Mac, despite record sales, are left in the dust,” Kate MacKenzie writes for Mac360. “Uh huh. Sure. Except that Apple’s Mac continues to sell record numbers every quarter and now holds more than half of the entire PC industry’s profits.”

“Windows Phone is Windows on a smartphone. Or, rather, on very few smartphones. It’s the Windows people love to hate but in your hand,” MacKenzie writes. “Windows Phone is a fail. Sooner or later the bean counters will force the company’s deluded executives to Think Different™ and do what they did to former CEO Steve Ballmer.”

“What about Android, Google’s incredibly popular mobile device operating system? It owns over 80-percent of the smartphone and tablet industry’s market share,” MacKenzie writes. “What else? Nothing. Only Samsung, the premier Android device maker, makes sufficient profits to count, and those are nearly 20-times less than Apple’s which make up about 95-percent of the entire industry’s profits.”

“Windows Phone? Android? They’re dead,” MacKenzie writes. “All we’re waiting for is the obituaries and the funerals.”

Read more in the full article – recommended – here.

MacDailyNews Take: The minute after Apple dumps Google as iOS’s default search engine, Alphabet Inc. will be gasping for air. That’s a lot of revenue and nearly all of the prime customers to lose in an instant. Apple CEO Tim Cook holds all the cards.

Google’s going to rue the day they got greedy by deciding to try to work against Apple instead of with them.MacDailyNews, March 9, 2010

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