Friday, March 4, 2016

Mobile communication, OSs, and Platform Thinking

This chart published recently by Statista with the very apt headline "Android and iOS are the last two standing" caught my eye.  It vividly illustrates how quickly the global market for operating systems can evolve and how important an industry platform or ecosystem is.  The "Others" represented by the grey shading included operating systems from Blackberry, Nokia and Windows phone.  The publication of this chart coincided with the announcement by WeChat that it would no longer support these OSs.   Clearly, platforms and ecosystems have assumed a major role in global communications. More on this topic in subsequent posts.

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