As 2013 draws to a close, I want to reflect on what’s happened in the cell phone industry. I think Apple Insider Editorial posted on December 28th, 2013 is certainly something that is worth a read. It is a pretty long article that discussed the various players such as Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft.
Most notable is the reaction to Apple’s iPhone 5c, which did not turn out to be a cheap smartphone that analysts had predicted. Despite its ability to compete effectively against Android phones in US and Japan, analyst slashed outlook for Apple because it did not turn out the way they expected.
I also liked the discussion on Google and Microsoft. The failures of Surface and Windows Phone 8 OS as well as Google’s inability to push out Android 5.0 are undeniably true.
It has been a great year for consumers on the notebook, smartphone and tablet front. We get updated ipad mini, new ipad Air, Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and 8.9, Mac Book pro, iphone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, Moto G… So many new products and lots of innovation to make it easier for us to enjoy content everywhere and any time.
I look forward to the new year and the exciting new products that will be released… Happy New Year everyone !
- Editorial: 2013 was a terrible year for both Apple’s competitors and its media critics (appleinsider.com)
- The Best Smartphones of 2013 (mobilesyrup.com)