2009: The Year Of Mobile Linux

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. <http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/2009-recap-and-new-showcase-guides/>

    2009 was the year when Linux sold widely across just about every category of
    mobile device imaginable.

    People keep wondering when “Desktop Linux†will become popular: the answer
    is, the immobile desktop is becoming less and less important in the scheme
    of things. And where it is going to matter more, Linux is already well on
    its way to becoming dominant.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 3, 2010
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  2. And to those who are fond of quoting figures from Net Applications, even
    that
    <http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/tech/4365A8410A88600BCC2576A00078F877>
    is reporting a drop in Windows market share. Note this:

    Although rival desktop operating systems — Mac and Linux — essentially
    remained flat, mobile OSes, including Google 's Android and Apple 's
    iPhone OS, took up the slack created by Windows' dip. Mobile operating
    systems, said Net Applications, now power 1.3 percent of all the
    hardware that surfs the internet.

    Forgetting to point out, of course, that Android IS Linux.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 4, 2010
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  3. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    victor Guest

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    > And to those who are fond of quoting figures from Net Applications, even
    > that
    > <http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/tech/4365A8410A88600BCC2576A00078F877>
    > is reporting a drop in Windows market share. Note this:
    >
    > Although rival desktop operating systems — Mac and Linux — essentially
    > remained flat, mobile OSes, including Google 's Android and Apple 's
    > iPhone OS, took up the slack created by Windows' dip. Mobile operating
    > systems, said Net Applications, now power 1.3 percent of all the
    > hardware that surfs the internet.
    >
    > Forgetting to point out, of course, that Android IS Linux.


    The accuracy of using the Net Applications data gathering method is
    illustrated by their market share measurement for Symbian OS
    There are 100 million Symbian OS phones in use, and 1 billion personal
    computers. Symbian has 50% of the mobile market, so the total mobile
    market share should be much higher.
    Its quite probable that no one who uses twitter and facebook and mobile
    pages and web apps on any mobile device will ever register on a Net
    Applications counter.
    victor, Jan 5, 2010
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  4. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Simon Guest

    On Jan 5, 2:12 pm, victor <> wrote:

    > The accuracy of using the Net Applications data gathering method is
    > illustrated by their market share measurement for Symbian OS
    > There are 100 million Symbian OS phones in use, and 1 billion personal
    > computers. Symbian has 50% of the mobile market, so the total mobile
    > market share should be much higher.
    > Its quite probable that no one who uses twitter and facebook and mobile
    > pages and web apps on any mobile device will ever register on a Net
    > Applications counter.


    Don't let facts get in the way of a good story.
    Simon, Jan 6, 2010
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