I am not sure about you, but I just start laughing when I read about the latest rounds of fighting going on between Apple and Google over YouTube and Google maps no longer going to be on the iPhone, or Google dropping support for Flash or the patent wars between Apple and Samsung with both side putting forward stupid arguments about who is better and what it should be worth. These vendors should be competing against each other to create the best product and I wish the stupid patents would not get in the way. What makes this different is that not only is the world now flat, but that so many technologies are converging and each of these companies has dominance in one of the areas that is necessary for the converged world. So – while they hate to do business with each other, they are at times forced to.
Where will it end up? I am not sure, but we all make our buying decisions and give cash to the ones that we believe has made the best set of overall choices. They may all be compromises, but that is life. I personally choose Apple because of a) My hatred of Google and will always support someone who competes against them, b) My fear about Android and the ease with which it can be hacked, c) I am not a video junking so don’t care about YouTube, d) Used to not having Flash on a phone anyways, and e) An iPhone is big enough for me, I don’t want something that won’t fit in my pocket.
What say you? What are the biggest reasons you make your choices for phones or other gadgets?
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