Maemo Devices Will Never Be Anything More Than A Fad Among Geeky Enthusiasts?!
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 22:33
Written by Apocalypso.
Predicting the future is not an easy task and has risks of its own, especially when it comes to predicting the global Smartphone OSes market share but according to Gartner’s analyst Ken Dulaney, Linux based Android mobile operating system that currently runs on less than 2% of all smartphones will surge to 14% of the global smartphone market in 2012.
Although this is great news for Linux fans, it is a somewhat empty victory for Maemo enthusiasts, who have been predicting a very successful year for the community and first Nokia’s Linux based phone because Gartner also predicts that various other Linux based devices including the mighty Nokia N900 will sell only 28 million units and take sixth place with just 5.4 percent of the market share.
So although the open-source operating systems are accumulating broader industry support, which is a factor that could potentially lead to modest market share increases in the coming years it is still very possible that Maemo powered devices will never be anything more than a fad among geeky enthusiasts!?
Well, my guess, is that this report is nothing but yet another unrealistic prediction that is proving to be as accurate as the 7 day forecast from the local TV weatherman but I would like to hear your honest opinion on this?
I don't intend to discuss the Smartphone OSes market share in detail, and I’m more interested in analyzing how the mobile readers have reacted to the surge of enthusiasm generated by the various open source Linux based mobile OSes!? Why don't you come out of your shell and try to be more social? Join the related discussion, speak your mind and share your thoughts with the rest of rest of community!