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The Rise of Android: Mr Scoble might switch from iPhone, who else?

Well then, this is interesting.

When The Silicon Valley Elite (“TSVE”) sit up and take notice of Android, the point at when the rest of the planet can stop obsessing about the iPhone may well be near.

The iPhone, to the annoyance of many, has been continually punching above it’s weight (in the context of mobile device shipments) for quite a while now. The fact that it’s still such a small percentage of the market really irritates a lot of people.

But when the elite influencers begin to look elsewhere at the likes of Android, that’s when this industry really gets exciting — because this kind of comment points to a new wave coming.

As HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and the countless other Android manufacturers begin to deliver and innovate on stupidly fast product lifecycles, Android handsets will shortly start claiming the hearts of many a mobile geek. It’ll be very exciting to see how Apple respond to that marketplace.

Back to Scoble though… in his FriendFeed conversation he’s looking more and more turned on to Android…

Android, though, looks like it’ll be my next phone, unless someone comes up with a game changer

You can check out Scoble’s FriendFeed post and resulting discussion here.

(Check the end of the conversation for an interesting take on ‘Nokia doesn’t care’ and ‘Nokia is screwed’.)

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

2 replies on “The Rise of Android: Mr Scoble might switch from iPhone, who else?”

Well you know I'm also switching, just waiting to get my hands on either a HTC Hero or a Samsung i7500.

Android has always been an attractive proposition – in the long run it will turn out to be one of Google's smartest moves. It's just taken a year for the phone manufacturers to get their hardware offerings into the same game as the iPhone.

Bear in mind though that it takes a while for normobs to follow what the geeks are doing! The iPhone has gone supernova in the past year – 18 months after the Scoble's of this world first bought one. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for Android to transcend geekdom and also go mass market.

Well you know I'm also switching, just waiting to get my hands on either a HTC Hero or a Samsung i7500.

Android has always been an attractive proposition – in the long run it will turn out to be one of Google's smartest moves. It's just taken a year for the phone manufacturers to get their hardware offerings into the same game as the iPhone.

Bear in mind though that it takes a while for normobs to follow what the geeks are doing! The iPhone has gone supernova in the past year – 18 months after the Scoble's of this world first bought one. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for Android to transcend geekdom and also go mass market.

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