Google is winning the Ecosystem war


Which ecosystem am I talking about? IBM had ruled and still rules the mainframe ecosystem . But the game changed! Microsoft lorded over the desktop ecosystem. It still does but we all know that the game is changing again. [Here is one more game changing move by Google – Google intends to remove the most significant … Continue reading

12th Reason Why Windows Phone will overtake Android in 3 years


So, the news is Apple awarded $1bn in damages from Samsung in US court. Apple wins … Samsung loses … Google loses … all other Android phone maker loses … customer loses and … Microsoft wins. Why is it a win for Microsoft? The reason is obvious – any hit on Android will open a window for Windows … Continue reading

11 Reasons Why Windows Phone will Overtake Android in next 3 Years


Please hold your skepticism, keep an open mind, go through the following point and only then pass a judgment on my prediction that “3 years down Windows Phone would have overtaken Android” [Update August-2012: The 12th reason (Apple awarded 1 billion US$ but Microsoft wins)!] (1) “Mango” has received very positive response Just go through the … Continue reading

Has Apple Done Samsung a Favor?


Has Apple, by filing so many patent / IPR violation suits against Samsung in so many countries, have marked Samsung as its equal? Update: 02-Jan-2013: Galen Gruman, in his post on “2012: The year Android truly challenged iOS” says… “…also reinforced to the public that Samsung was an innovator — why else would Apple be … Continue reading

Where is Mobile Technology Headed?


The interest in mobile applications started towards the end of last millennium! Since then, as the saying goes, lot of water has flown under the bridge. The technology scenario has changed beyond recognition. None of the platforms which are popular today was in existence when we started our mobile journey. In fact, if you look … Continue reading

Kindle Fire, Google and Patent Dispute


Every analyst is discussing how Amazon’s Kindle Fire going to affect Apple. They are discussing, why it is going to be the first real competition for iPad – how at US$ 199, it is a killer pricing – Why Apple might launch a 7 inch rival – Why 7 inch is not a viable Tablet … Continue reading

Google-Motorola : Microsoft-Nokia : Palm-HP – Do you see a pattern?


By now you would have already read about the Google offer to buy Motorola Mobility division. You would have read about why this is the biggest mistake Google has ever made. You also would have read about why this is the most brilliant move made by Google. You would have been told why this is … Continue reading

Google Plus has ensured that Facebook cannot make money


Google+ may fail … it may not succeed in weaning away enough users from Facebook… …But what G+ has ensured is that Facebook will not be able to make enough money to justify its current market value of US$ 100 billion. Why so? Let us do a quick back of the envelop calculation. For Facebook … Continue reading

Mobile Computing Trend – Minus the Hype


Yes, mobile computing is moving like an elephant and mowing down whatever comes in its path and there are many statistical indicators to support that hypothesis – as a result mobile channel is becoming must have rather than nice to have option. Hidden among this growth story is also a fundamental shift that is in … Continue reading

Will Android beat iPhone


If you look at Gartner prediction then the question is not “if” but “when”. In October, 2009, they had predicted that Android as a mobile platform will be at the No. 2 slot after Symbian. There are several other indications this is indeed going to happen. This chart is from a presentation Mobile Devices -The … Continue reading