Lots of sites are lookingÂ backÂ at 2012 to review the year gone by, but while there is no doubt it’s been a pretty exciting year, I thought I’d start with a look at the year to come and make a few arm waving predictions about what we might see. Well, a few arm waving predictions and a good number of pretty sure bets as well.
A couple articles came out today, one from Reuters one from MIT, that illustrate just how sticky and compelling Apple devices are. And one of the articles comes from an interview with a Samsung exec. The takeaway point: Samsung can’t be open and sticky. It’s the closed and interoperable system that Apple has made that works.
Eric Schmidt is talking smack about Apple again. This time it’s to say that Android has won the platform war against Apple. Oddly, he likens the battle to Microsoft versus Apple, which I don’t know if we ever got a clear winner in that one. However, I think while Android certainly has the install base numbers, they certainly don’t have the numbers where it countsâ€”who is using the OS the most to go online or buy stuff.
Guy Kawasaki is the progenitor of all Apple fan boys and girls. He was Apple’s Chief Evangelist in the early Mac days and has been a huge Apple fanâ€”until now. Today Guy uses all Android mobile devices (nothing said about his choice of desktop or laptop), why? Because Apple missed the innovation boat for him.