Platform Share

asymcoplatforms.pngHorace Dediu of Asymco has a plot of platform share of phone sold. It shows Android’s large market share. The installed base (the area shaded brown) is getting large. The growth curve is steep. How high can the Android market share go? Will Android become the new Windows ? or will it become the gateway to much more? (wearables and Internet of Things)

It’s interesting how, Larry Page says he "felt guilty for wasting time" working on the Android operating system, which at the time was a side project for Google.

This can give inspiration to all of us to, as Larry says, "embrace new technologies". "Most businesses fail because they miss the future," he said.