Will Google Android change the face of smartphone platforms?
If Google’s Android expectations are fully realised, the Android OS could well become the tipping point towards just how people view the concept of a mobile phone; this shift will affect mobile handset manufacturers, consumers, and critically mobile network operators.
According to the director of ABI Research, if Android becomes the omnipresent mobile platform that Google and the Open Handset Alliance wish, it will be because handset OEMs and operators recognise the value of their own business models.
Currently the smartphone accounts for 14 percent of worldwide mobile handsets, which doesn’t really help Google’s desire to see a platform, preferable the Android, used worldwide.
Source — slashphone