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Has Android already hit it's high?
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:12:46 PM »
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Re: Has Android already hit it's high?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 09:37:04 PM »
I don't think Android has peaked for 3 reasons

1.) Google's less-than-free model where they pay carriers & manufacturers a revshare in addition to offering the service without direct cost (beyond spying on people)

2.) in a market like Russia where Google was fined for setting Android default & they switched away from default settings they did lose *some* share of mobile search, but they still retained a good slice of the market

3.) there is already consumer (& developer) lock-in with the Play store. Chinese app stores often give developers about 30% while keeping about 70%, while the Google & Apple app stores only take about 30%. Some huge players like Netflix have incentive to try to circumvent that payment, but most smaller developers would find paying that cheaper than maintaining 4 versions of their codebase & testing across 4 operating systems or such.