Bucking the Apple/Android Two-Party System

In phones, we really only have two options.

By Alain StephensSeptember 29, 2016 12:33 pm

Much has been made of the structural impediments to the success of third parties. When you have two options so well-established that other contenders don’t even come up in everyday conversation – what choices do you really have?

No politicking here – we’re talking about Apple and Android, who dominate the mobile phone market.

Omar Gallaga, of 512Tech powered by the Austin American-Statesman, says that third-party phones like Blackberry and Windows are quickly falling out of favor – earlier this week, Blackberry announced they would stop making their own hardware.

“These two have fallen off, just in the last two years, really quickly,” Gallaga says. “Now it’s just iOS and Android, unless you want to get to the fringe, very very small market share options.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What happened to the alternative phone systems
– Why Apple and Android operating systems are king
– How other alternatives are emerging

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