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hhhhmmmm... OSs and OEMs are teaming up..

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by dan330, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    just thinking out loud... seeing a trend..

    IOS and Apple
    WP7 and Nokia (marriage)
    Android and Motorola (speculation)
    WebOS and Samsung (rumored)


    just interesting trend...

    what do you guys think?

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  2. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    How is this a trend? This has been going on for a long, long, long, long time. It used to be the common practice for OEMs to develop and build their own proprietary OS.
  3. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    Where'd you hear the samsung rumour? Just curious.

    I'd be shocked if Samsung dropped Android while it is making $$ for them. WebOS would be a huge gamble. I mean look at what everyone did with the $99 touchpads? they put CM7 on them heh.

    I could see HTC and Samsung and others hedging their bets a bit by experimenting on a small scale (say one device) with a different OS.

    HTC does this already with WP7, and I guess Samsung has Bada.

    I'm sure the Android Manufacturers are concerned, but they will be making profits for a long while if they play their cards right. The thing that brings users to Android is Google integration. Gmail, Maps, etc. It's hard to imagine they would want to go back to a time when the iphone was kicking their butts all up and down the smartphone market.

    Also think of how many years HP/Dell/Compaq/Gateway/Packard Bell/Acer/Asus etc made Windows boxes until that market finally contracted into a few majors.

    Android still has a lot of room to grow, the boom is far from over :) (imho)
  4. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User
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  5. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    for sure, it's interesting to imagine :)

    I thought this was funny though:

    so one lowly government official (too low to get his name actually published), is hoping for an isolationist paradise....

    yeahhhhhhh...... :D
  6. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    I still don't see it happening, Google bought moto mobility but I believe they will hold true with what they have said and no give special favors, they purchased it for patents. South Korea would be hurting itself if they got samsung to pull out of android. Android is the reason samsung is the 2nd largest OEM right now that is a lot of money going to South Korea, if they pull out to appease the government then sure Bada may get big in that area but overall for the market I would bet we wouldn't see a big shift globally in market share. Not to mention that would make Samsung fight those patent lawsuits without any help from Google and may cause more if Google decides to flex some muscle at Samsung for the betrayal. I have said it before but with Android phones I think the OS brand will mean more to users than the OEM brand.
  7. ari-free

    ari-free Android Expert

    If South korea wanted to do something to help its oems....how about lifting the restrictions on games?

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