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Authored by: marcosdumay on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 03:35 PM EST

"What I find interesting is that the typical people that use Android devices typically have no idea the capability of them, and/or have no plan to ever use those features."

Yeah, as the title says, Android is the new Windows.

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winsupersite.com: The numbers don't lie: There is Android and then there is everything else
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 08:03 PM EST

Android has become the new Windows. (...)

Put another way: Android and iPhone account for about 89 percent of the worldwide market for smart phones. But Android is outselling iPhone over 5 to 1.

The rest of the market is basically scraps and is being fought over by dying brands (Symbian, Blackberry) and Windows Phone, which has scrabbled to 3.9 percent market share. Thatís just fifth place, meaning that Windows Phone is actually doing worse than those dying brands, ...

Put another way: Windows Phone could soon be the third smart phone ecosystem behind Android and iPhone, assuming Blackberry doesnít rebound. But it will ďachieveĒ this perch simply because the other competitors in this market are dying. Thatís Ö pretty pathetic. And whatís the end game for Windows Phone? 10 percent at most? 8?

Android, meanwhile, appears to be unstoppable.

Paul Thurrott is a professional Windows fan-boy. That is, his career has been based on promoting Windows because it paid good money. For the past year or so he has been relentlessly promoting Windows Phone (at least on TWIT's Windows Weekly) and claiming it would succeed brilliantly.

For him to write the above on his own web site should be a sign that even Windows fan-boys may start to realize that Windows phone is a failure. He also didn't try to soften the blow by claiming that WP8 was going to be a big success, or talking up sales of Windows 8 RT tablets. To me, it looks like Thurrott has taken a long hard look of the future market for professional Windows fan-boys and has decided that it doesn't look very promising. He appears to be staking out some room for switching to be an professional Android fan-boy if that's where the market is.

On the other hand, I won't be surprised if Thurrott issues a retraction or "clarification" in the next week or so. What separates the professional fan-boys from the amateurs is making sure that the company you are a fan-boy of remembers to chuck you a few bones now and again.

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