Developers in lower-income markets shut out from the big opportunities
Samsung’s not giving up on Tizen anytime soon.
It’s parallel with Facebook’s WhatsApp buy.
It can’t—or won’t—compete on price.
Google sets off march of cheap Androids.
Despite the meteoric start for iOS, slow-and-steady HTML5 might win the race for developers’ hearts.
Emerging markets are poised to make a big impact on mobile computing, and this is where Firefox OS has a real chance against Android.
Red Hat’s CEO thinks that the US patent regime’s dominance may diminish as developing economies grow.
Even as Samsung knocks Apple in market share, it’s facing a formidable army of Android also-rans.
Apple’s high-margin business seems to be slipping, which should cheer the hearts of investors. A decline in profitability suggests that Apple is doing the very things that will make it competitive with Android in emerging markets.
Apple’s high-margin strategy is no longer working. Most of the growth in smartphones and tablets is happening outside the U.S. in markets that can’t afford to pay a premium. It’s time for Apple to think different.