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Comment: You don't get it. (Score 1) 164

by danbob999 (#49791121) Attached to: The Tricky Road Ahead For Android Gets Even Trickier

Google doesn't care about making profit out of Android yet. They are buying market share. They want to position themselves as a dominant player in order to profit in the future, once the smartphone market will be a lot larger than what it is today. A good comparison is Microsoft with their Xbox. They lost money with the first Xbox, but they placed themselves as an important player in the gaming console market. And then they made money with the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It's all about the long term.

Comment: Re:Understand how the companies make money! (Score 1) 164

by danbob999 (#49791081) Attached to: The Tricky Road Ahead For Android Gets Even Trickier

It's not as simple. Apple is both a software and a hardware company. In fact they are now a smartphone company, as their profit from other sectors is becoming negligible. It doesn't mean they will stop selling PCs. It's because they are also a fashion company (a true hardware company doesn't put that much effort/time/cost into looks and design). They sell fashion accessories (Macbooks, iPhones, iWatch, iPad) that work well together and work as bad as possible with the competition to make sure you are locked-in their products.

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