Android software beats Windows Mobile Mark Peters : November 17th 2009 - 18:15 CET
Google Android OS software beats Windows Mobile OS : Is the end of Windows Mobile in sight? That would be quite a strong statement at the offset. However, when we look at the sales figures that Windows Mobile smartphones achieve compared to the competition, things do not seem to be looking up for Microsoft. According to research, market growth is about 13%, while smartphone sales figures with the Windows Mobile operating system have plummeted. There are at least 20% less smartphones with the Windows Mobile operating system the market, while this is obviously a growing market. This is a result that generally speaking would make any healthy entrepreneur undertake measures.
Windows Mobile OS
Even the Windows Mobile 6.5 OS did not manage to change the tide. The recent report by market researcher Gartner is very clear: despite a worldwide financial crisis, there is a steady increase in demand for new and advanced smartphones. However, this means a growing demand for smartphones without Windows Mobile. Windows Mobile 7 is expected to be available in the spring of 2010. Will this bring salvation for Microsoft?
Google Android software
Competition seems to be increasing, surprisingly from Google. Various telephone manufacturers have placed Google Android high on their priority list, and we can see that one Android phone after the other is being introduced. The only thing that keeps us preoccupied is Google's strategy. The different versions of Android lead to confusion and it seems that the open platform that Google Android is supposed to represent is not so open after all.
Android software beats Windows Mobile
The different Google Android updates seem to be geared towards certain manufacturers, so that some of the software applications are activated by one version, to be used in a certain mobile phone, while other software applications are inactive. Even the higher versions of Android OS do not guarantee for an all-round operation of the possible applications. This lack of transparency seems to be a smart strategy made by Google, perhaps directed at the shutdown of Windows Mobile as OS for mobile telecommunication?