It occurred to me a couple days ago that what Google is doing with Android is basically positioning itself to be the next microsoft of mobile phones. At the moment Smartphones make up about 50% of the mobile phone market. But it's my theory (an easy one ) that in the coming years everyone will be using smartphones. So who is going to take up the other 50%? Most likely the OS that is open source and already has a crapload of apps. Of course there are netbooks, tablets and the like. It seems Android isn't so much competing for iPhone and Blackberry users, it's waiting to claim the other 50% that are still using dumbphones. My question is, what does all this mean realistically for Android? Because if you think about it, we have never had such a popular open source OS running around on everything that will run it. And with the Chromium OS waiting in the wings what reason will people have to remain with Windows? Again it's not like you need to pay for any of this. It's all free; "just add hardware".