How long will Apple and Google's Android last in eReaders/Tablets, Phones, Computers. What will Microsoft do? (They also have the money and the income like Apple and are now paying for Apps in order to be able to compete in this next eReader/Tablet/Phone iteration.
Bye Bye BlackBerry. How Long Will Apple Last?
Adam Thierer, Contributor
“The violence with which new platforms have displaced incumbent mobile vendor fortunes continues to surprise,” says wireless industry analyst Horace Dediu. He notes that Nokia’s Symbian platform went from 47% share to 16% in three years, Microsoft’s phone platforms went from 12% to 1%, RIM’s went from 17% to 12%, and other platforms went from 21% to zero. Meanwhile, over a two year period, Google’s Android OS went from zero to 48% and Apple’s iOS went from 2% to 19%.
In a marketplace this dynamic it’s worth asking: How long will it be before Apple and Google’s Android meet a similar fate? That question sounds ludicrous now considering their respective fortunes and current co-Kings of the Hill status. But posing the same question about BlackBerry just a few years ago would have also evoked howls of laughter."
Palm, HP, RIM, etc. seem to be passing from the scene.
Who will be the next to fall?