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08.02.12

The Art of Pro-Apple FUD Against Android

Posted in Apple, Deception, GNU/Linux, Google at 11:25 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Strategy Analytics is propaganda

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Summary: Misleading numbers from Strategy Analytics help lie to the public, belittling or denying Android’s victory over Apple

EVERY source tells us that Android grows faster than Apple can tolerate, so the Microsoft booster in CNET throws in some shameful FUD. Microsoft parters can’t help telling us that Android has majority market share, but with omission of the best-selling device from the leading Android player some obscure firm made it into pro-Apple fan sites that lie and lie for the cult. Well, omitting the best-selling Android phone surely has an effect on the overall numbers. The data is rigged:

Strategy Analytics released their latest research report on smartphones with the data revealing that Android lost ground to iOS when comparing Q2 2011 with Q2 2012. While Android is shown to have fallen four percent, this data does not count the incredible sales from the Samsung Galaxy S III that is now available on all major US wireless carriers so I imagine this slight dip will disappear in the next quarter results.

In other words, the whole thing is invalid. Google’s reported activation numbers continue to rise, so the above claim hardly made any sense. It just took a while for proper, critical analysis to come. Anyone citing it has been bamboozled or is actively bamboozling readers. The question is, are there any relationships between Apple and Strategy Analytics? Whose strategy is it to lie like this? Apple’s?

“Analysts sell out – that’s their business model… But they are very concerned that they never look like they are selling out, so that makes them very prickly to work with.”

Microsoft, internal document [PDF]

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2 Comments

  1. mcinsand said,

    August 2, 2012 at 11:43 am

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    Linux is the disruptive force, especially where the duopoly is concerned, that BSD could never be. The GPL that maintains intellectual reinvestment does not have BSD’s permissiveness, so MS and Apple can’t continually copy and remove freedom, as they have for decades.

    MS shills could be rooting for Apple the same way much of the FOSS community has erroneously cheered for Apple’s successes at MS’ expense; too many fall for the fallacy that the enemy of my enemy must be my friend. MS may have had marketshare, but they have never had Apple’s customer contempt. As Android exposes more people to the combination of freedom, reliability, hardware support, and choices that Apple and MS can’t (or won’t) deliver, MS and Apple will suffer. MS needs Apple as a way to let those dissatisfied with BSOD’s exit without triggering a revolution (of course, those people have to have more money than sense, too). Apple also needs MS, as a place where the masses can remain in the digital world while believing that reliability is exclusive to Apple’s overpriced, underchoiced offerings.

    I don’t think MS will survive another decade. Apple will; they will manage in some form after Jobs’ death the same way Scientology managed after Hubbard’s passing.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Apple has been around for a long time. I think it will evolve (or devolve) into something else, just like Microsoft. It can divide the company into parts, of which only one or few will survive.

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