Monday, October 24, 2011

Which mobile OS will win the battle?

tl;dr If I had to predict today which OS will finally win the battle it has to be Android.

Once the market stabilizes there are only so many OS's that can survive. Android is to the mobile what Windows is to the PC. It might not be the best to begin with but given enough time it can finally catch up to the competition. There are only that many new features that you can add. Once you've added those there will hardly be any differentiating feature amongst the competing OS's.

In the end it will be about hardware. And as of now only Android is the only OS which can run from a very low end smartphone to the top of the line phone.