Comparing Apple and Android is kind of like comparing apples and oranges: They're two drastically different versions of the same family of product, and they're both competing for a spot in your shopping cart.
If android has to become the lead operating system then google has to plug all the security holes but is this security problem due to the open source nature of the platform? If not then i am not so much worried about my chosing android as OS.
Android is not good for security if security is the main concern. BlackBerry is the best option for the ones who have security concerns. iPhone is what many want and Apple OS is reliable when reliability is what matters the most.
i also voted for android simply because it is new buzzword in the OS, is free and has grown tremendously in recent past. Andriod might have some serious security concern but so do blackberry and windows. I do not know about apple but i find it more stable than others. I would have voted for apple, would it has an open plateform.
Obviously, Android is being more and more adopted at a very fast pace by manufacturers. It is hard to say Android will not lead the smartphone market. However, with the even faster pace of releases (every 6 months), will Android become a standard with so many versions floating in the market ?
If we consider the installed base then Apple may still be the leader but for newer purchases Android is definitely the choice. Also many Apple and RIM based gadget owners are shifting to Android . So the trend is definitely in favor of Android.
I personally would have to disagree with the Android. I don't feel it currently has the capabilities of Apple and RIM. I think it will be a close match between Apple and RIM. Apple seems to be more for leisure where RIM is more for the business world. Currently no one has the capabilities that RIM has for people in the business world.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.