Monday, December 28, 2009

Android Predictions for 2010

Since the brave new year 2010 is right around the corner, I picked up couple of interesting predictions for Android:

Forrester Research has published their report entitled: "Predictions 2010: Enterprise Mobility Accelerates Again." In their report they predict, that mobile devices based on the Android OS will take 10% of the mobile device market in 2010. According to the report this uptake will be mostly due to "heavy industry support" from Qualcomm, Verizon, Motorola and Google, as well as the growing embrace of the open OS by developers.

Market research company CCS Insight predicts that during the year 2010, maybe over 50 Android-based mobile phones will be delivered to the market (via Infoworld). Furthermore, the prices for cheapest Android-based smartphones could drop to even below €100 ($150) without operator subsidies in the first half of the year.

And of course, let's not forgot that 2010 will bring the mighty Nexus One for us, which I personally consider as the first real challenger for iPhone :)


2 comments:

jouni said...

Just thinking about all that fragmentation makes my head spin :)

Fuusio said...

What fragmentation? :) I do not expect to see fragmentation similar to what was seen among J2ME platform implementations. Of course, fragmentation cannot be fully avoided on Android (or even on iPhone OS), for sure, but Google has some plans to countermeasure fragmentation: http://www.tomhume.org/2008/11/future-of-mobile-rich-miner-google.html

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