Dell Ends Its Involvement In Smartphones

13 December 2012

Forbes:

It’s a content play with Android. Amazon is selling books and Google is making it up with search. So far we couldn’t find a way to build a business on Android, added Clarke. But I’m sure Samsung would disagree.

Google allows any manufacturer to use Android freely1, so they advertise it politically as the OS that enables many companies to compete and succeed. However, this theory hasn’t come to fruition. It has turned out that the only benefactor from Android has been Samsung. Android theoretically enables a competitive market, but in reality the industry has stayed oligopolistic; Apple and Samsung.

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