Looking back in time, one can observe always that a great product or a great concept has a lifeline of its own. Ideas/Products which are oriented to touch people have a longer shelf period than the rest. Android based phones are not the only devices which area build on top of Android platform. Now there are cell phones, TVs, music players, cars, security system, cameras and a full phethora of smart devices which have housed android for their every day juice. Lets have a fair comparision with the product line of of android competitors.
|Product line||Apple iOS||Android||Windows|
|Cable Box||No||Yes||What ?|
|Music Player||Yes||Yes||Remember Zune|
While the comparision looks little weak against apple based competitors, we have certain other factors which will definitely distinguish android from its competition.1. Open Source : This has been the driving power of android all the while. While Jail braking is still possible in iOS devices, the stigma of the whistle blowing by apple makes it not a peaceful option. Look at Android, its completely open. In this category, it beats the competition pants down.2. Crowd Sourced : Android developers are you and me (common people) where as you need a mac system to even consider developing an utility or program for apple. So in no time you will see the apps in the google Play overtaking itune. Remember java ? the main reason Java as a programming language picked up the ride was bacause it was open and people can write their own libraries and understand the internals. The same is true for great programming language like C or C++. Strikingly different strategy was taken for VB fraternity and you can see the result.3. Re-invention : What has not worked for android is that its not an exclusive device(cult) unlike apple. But to its advantage, there is a version of android (flavour) every day.Don’t believe it ? go to forums.xda-developers.com. The only way a product gets a relife (or an extended life is when we introduce some innovation after some time and we keep on innovating). Android’s operating model makes it natural. Look at apple, it brought in 5.1, 5.1.1,5.1.2. Did you “mark any difference ?”. One thing we have to give it to apple, they have perfected the touch technology. But anything is reproduceable.There is so seemingly similar trend between rise of android platform like that of Java. In 5 years we will not be surprised if android is the defacto operating system for all portable devices.