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Digitimes Research: Android may lose its competitiveness in the entry-level segment
Eric Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Monday 26 August 2013]

The Android platform's gradually increasing demand over hardware specifications is expected to endanger the platform's share in the entry-level segment as hardware prices are gradually dropping and it is becoming more difficult for players to create an Android-based product at a low price, according to Digitimes Research.

Entry-level hardware can still function smoothly with older Android operating systems, but the performance and features of older versions are no longer suitable for current demand.

Compared to Android, Digitimes Research believes iOS has better management and less demand over hardware specifications. If Apple decides to release low-price products, the company will have advantages in cost control and product features, allowing the platform to have stronger competitiveness against Android

Because of Android's high hardware demands, some smaller operating systems such as FireFox OS, Tizen, MeeGo and Windows Phone, have started to be considered by vendors.

This article is an excerpt from a Chinese Digitimes Research report. Click here if you are interested in receiving more information about the content and price of a translated version of the full report.

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