Comparing market shares by operating system is but one way to think of the smartphone market. Since there are a large number of Android vendors, it's no surprise that Android "wins." But if one, instead, ranks by *vendor*, how do Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, etc., fare?
Other vendors are catching up to the leading companies, and Samsung has ever been losing share value since their design changes, which have stayed the same since 2012. Most people buy samsung because there are more samsung service centres than there are hardware stores, but this ritual is changing because other vendors promise even better things.
I personally like chinese brands and even Motorola, which gives a core android experience.
In the light of so many vendors coming up with different interfaces of mobile computing, android is bound to lead the market, simply because of its scalability. iOS is popular but not market specific, i.e. iOS phones are not targetted towards the people who can do okay with a mid ranged phone. Also, Windows Phone is wobbly, and too cpmplicated (but probably the best among the three) to use. Windows Phone must generate enough interest in developer society and market, because it probably can change and give android a run for its money.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.