There is a lot going on in the past two weeks in the big tech company’s and it look like this month is going to break some records as the most newsy august ever!
Let me mention that Apple vs. Samsung case has gone up a step by preventing Samsung selling its tablet in European markets, Google buys Motorola mobility and HP killed the webOS barely two month after launching.
Wow! That alone is worth a year of news…
It got me thinking that something big is changing in this whole technology, mobile, post pc, Mac, cloud, whatever area..(I will call it iChange so you’ll understand me better…), That we are witnessing at this very moments.
As I try to analyse this changes, I want to take a snapshot of the present iChange, and let me tell you what I see:
There is 2 approaches to the markets, the first, is the Apple approach which means I’ll do it all: hardware, software, services, and platforms which are very tight up that allowed 3rd party players to play but with a very specific rules, and the second one is the old school approach of the pc era that there is one
OS that can work with multiple hardware manufactures, services, platforms and so on just like it this picture bellow:
there is why Apple is so successful (among many other things, that maybe ill write about in a different article), and because of that Google made her move on Motorola so they can enter the game of Apple approach of do it all and controlling the mess that the android market is in and the experience that their current ecosystem is providing.
if you combine the google move with the HP move, you can see clearly that in the very near future webOS will go open source which along Windows Mobile OS to be adopted by HTC, Samsung and all other android hardware manufactures as they leaving Google that will became their competitor.
so eventually the market picture will look like this:
so… what do you think?
You can read more on Apple stuff at iMac iN Tech.
- Google and Motorola create a third contender for mobile dominance (greatfinds.icrossing.com)
- Google Slams the Nokia + Microsoft deal, then buys Motorola Mobility? (designsojourn.com)
- SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 21, 2011 (slashgear.com)
- What Google Gobbling Motorola Mobility Means For The Way We Think About Smartphones (fastcompany.com)
- Is Apple winning too often? (bbc.co.uk)
- Samsung bruised by twin court rulings (theglobeandmail.com)
- Okay HP, Let’s Make Some Lemonade (techcrunch.com)
- Google, Motorola, and the Future of the Smartphone Market (riverjangda.wordpress.com)
- HP webOS in limbo after TouchPad is killed, Apple’s role (cbsnews.com)