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Waking the Dragon: The Rise of Android in China

[Android is leading the smartphone revolution in Western Markets. But what about China, the country with the biggest mobile user base? Guest author Hong Wu analyses the state of Android in China - from chipset vendors to software developers - and how the dragon is waking up.] The article is also available in Chinese. HuaQiang…

The many faces of Android fragmentation

[Android fragmentation is only getting started. Research Director Andreas Constantinou breaks down the 3 dimensions of Android fragmentation and argues how Android will become a victim of its own success] The article is also available in Chinese. There’s been plenty of talk of Android fragmentation, but little analysis of its meaning and impacts. As far as…

An X-ray of Mobile Software: The 11 vital organs of mobile

[Sales of mobile phones remain healthy, but can the same be said of the software designed for them? Guest author Morten Grauballe offers a biological metaphor to check the pulse and visualise the evolution of the mobile software business.] The app store “Long Tail” has recently dominated strategy discussions in the mobile industry. The Long…

Breaking the 500 million barrier of mobile software

[Which are the most ubiquitous mobile software products out there? Marketing Manager Matos Kapetanakis opens up our 5th edition of the 100 Million Club, the watchlist of embedded software products and talks about the really big numbers of mobile software.] Welcome to the H2 2009 edition of the 100 Million Club, the semi-annual watchlist of…

Is Android Evil?

[Is Android really open? Research Director Andreas Constantinou uncovers the many control points behind Android and explains why Android might be the most closed system in the history of open source]. The article is also available in Chinese and Greek. You thought Android was open? The Android governance model consists of an elaborate set of control…