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Mobile World Congress is currently underway in Barcelona and Android is now the driving platform. Google’s OS is behind the wheel and steering the mobile industry back towards Mountain View.
In many ways the mobile platform war feels like the desktop race of the early ’90s. Apple had a huge lead, refused to license and is now about to be overtaken by hordes of nondescript clones. But in this race the main competitor is Google rather than Microsoft and the devices are smartphones instead of beige desktops. It’s just a matter of time until Android overtakes iOS now.
“The issue that Samsung and everyone else is up against is, ‘How do you compete with Apple?’” Gartner analyst Hugues de la Vergne said. “By targeting certain niches, that could be an effective strategy.” Developing a large-screened, touch- and stylus-operated device is certainly one way to grab a niche piece of the mobile pie.
Increasing smartphone screen size is a trade-off, de la Vergne points out, as you lose the convenience of portability as display size grows. At 5.3 inches by 3.3 inches, the Note’s not going to fit in your pocket like most smartphones do. To this point, De la Vergne says that women (who tend to carry purses or handbags) and students (who tend to carry backpacks or messenger bags) may be the target audiences of the Galaxy Note. Simply put, the smartphone’s larger footprint wouldn’t be problematic.
Another potential bonus of the 5.3-inch screen size is that buyers may be able to consolidate their smartphone and tablet needs into a single device, thereby actually saving space in their handbags and backpacks. This also means saving money on mobile hardware (buying one device instead of two), and paying for just a single data plan.