“For while it may be tempting to see the battle between iOS-powered iPads and Android-powered tablets as likely to be close, the truth is that Apple is blowing out the competition,” Mark Sigal writes for O’Reilly Radar. “The competition has no offense, no defense, and in the words of Steve Jobs, is getting ‘flummoxed.'”
“And they should be. Why? Because comparisons to Android’s strong competitive effort in the smartphone realm hide the fact that in the media player realm — arguably the closer analog to the iPad’s domain — Android is a total non-entity,” Sigal writes. “This speaks to the simple fact that when you remove the artificial ‘pull ‘ of mobile carriers from the media/tablet realm, Android devices are hosed.”
Sigal writes, “Putting aside the fact that Apple just sold 15M iPads in only 9 months of 2010, yielding $9.5B in revenue, it does not follow that other entrants into this segment should expect even remotely comparable success anytime soon. Here’s why: Dumb channels + undifferentiated + more expensive = fail.”
There are many more gems in the full article – highly recommended – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Manny S.” for the heads up.]