Oh yeah, this is one of those weeks where Fake Steve is firing on all cylinders. I haven’t seen too many posts from him in a while, but this week he’s back with a bang. His best effort of the week is titled … I’m not worried about Android. That’s why I keep talking about […]
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Fake Steve Sorts Out the Whole Android vs Apple Debate, and Talks About Rivals

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Oh yeah, this is one of those weeks where Fake Steve is firing on all cylinders. I haven’t seen too many posts from him in a while, but this week he’s back with a bang. His best effort of the week is titled …

I’m not worried about Android. That’s why I keep talking about it all the time

He puts to rest any crazy theories that Android may be a popular mobile platform:

That’s why I got on the earnings call yesterday and read that totally impromptu rant about Google and Android and open versus closed.

To reiterate: We are way more popular than Android. In fact, Android is not that popular at all. From what our research tells us, hardly anyone is buying Android phones

And takes a balanced and measured look at Apple’s rivals in the mobile arena:

All I can tell you is that when we look out at the marketplace, in terms of competition, we just don’t see Android. We don’t. We see Windows Phone 7, which is so late that it won’t have a chance. We see RIM, in our rearview mirror, yelling at us to slow down. We see Palm, or at this point just a few fingers, still wiggling as they slide under the surface of the water for good as they drown. We see Nokia, lumbering up ahead of us like a big dimwitted Finnish reindeer, slumped on an ice floe, badly wounded, losing blood, just waiting for me to sneak up and bash it over the head with a club and finish (sorry) it off.

As always, I’m glad to see FSJ filling up my RSS feed this week – and I’m glad he’s given us a concise summary of where things are at in terms of competition for Apple. Smile  Check his post out here for all the answers you need:

http://www.fakesteve.net/2010/10/im-not-worried-about-android-thats-why-i-keep-talking-about-it-all-the-time.html

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