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  • Sam Liu
    $BBRY $MSFT $AAPL $GOOG G-Play & iTunes trounce BlackBerry World & the Win-Phone Store http://bit.ly/17W0cnk Mobile OS War Is Over
    7/6/13
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    • Sam Liu: The average smartphone has 41 installed, but the typical user might use just a half dozen on a regular basis.
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    • Sam Liu: Most of the apps on the list are exclusive to Android or iOS, with a few appearing on Windows Phone.
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    • Sam Liu: a user complains about BB10's lack of a Candy Crush app.
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    • Sam Liu: More than tablets & smartphones CEO Tim Cook explained that he saw wearable computing devices as forming a branch in the mobile OS tree.
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    • Sam Liu: $SNE $SSNLF Sony & Samsung have Android-based smartwatches in works, are just the beginning: Video game systems, cars, TVs, refrigerators
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    • Sam Liu: In short, the spread of these mobile operating systems to new devices strengthens their ecosystems & creates higher barriers to entry.
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    • Sam Liu: Given the mammoth size of Microsoft, Nokia is actually more of a pure play on the Windows Phone platform.
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    • Sam Liu: Microsoft was reportedly going to purchase Nokia outright, but the deal fell Since then, Nokia has acquired Siemen's stake in its mobile
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    • Sam Liu: infrastructure JV. As long as BlackBerry & Nokia continue to rely on phones running competing OS, they will have a difficult time performing
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    • Sam Liu: well. They may not have realized it yet, but the mobile OS war is over.
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    • Sam Liu: The Android/iOS duopoly doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon-- robust app ecosystems give them an immense competitive advantage
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