Right Place, Right Time for Google’s Android?

by Jamie Hunter

Could this be a case of being in the right place, at the right time for Google’s Android? Possibly. Check out this quote from an article I found at www.wired.com:

“This was a very smart play in a very complicated market,” Hazelton says, adding that partnerships are key in the mobile industry. Currently, there’s no dominant mobile OS in the United States. While Symbian has a huge market share internationally, it hasn’t taken root stateside, Hazelton says. And in that sense, the mere announcement of Android gives Google a huge advantage in terms of mindshare.

What stands out the most to me is Chris Hazelton, (Sr. analyst for IDC’s mobile devices group) pointing out that there are currently no dominant OS’s in the US market.

The article also goes on to state the obvious in that success will not occur overnight suggesting that it could be years before Google sees any Android based revenue. It’s like planting a seed for an oak tree. You can check out the complete article here. While it does come across as “pro Google/Android” it also does a good job of pointing out some of the obstacles it faces as well.

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