The fine folks @ MBAonline a couple of weeks ago have submitted me via email the following infographic on the growth of the Android mobile operating system:
I’m a satisfied iOS user (I’ve gone through the iPhone 3, iPhone 4 and now iPhone 5) but I’m always onlooking over the other platforms (hey, I did my thesis on the 2005 state of the art of mobile’s operating systems). Even so Android laks any fascination to me. Any single app or device I’ve seen with it has always achieved to bother me in a way or another. Now’s the app look & feel, then the poor hardware, then the phisical size of the device, then the particular customization of the OS (like with Samsung’s or Sony ones).
This year’s Nexus seemed interesting but, so far, there’s no sign of Google – or LG – having any intention to sell it in Italy (one of the most rich and important mobile telephone contry market in the world).
In my opinion there’s way too much offer, way too much cluttered and not clearly divided in ‘categories’. Resulting in a bazaar where occasional buyer get lost within. This doesn’t happen with Windows Phones (we have 2 maximum 3 family models) and of course with iPhone, when we have just a couple of models 4S and the latest & greatest, iPhone 5.