Mobile operating systems and browsers are headed in opposite directions

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Mobile operating systems and browsers are headed in opposite directions – O’Reilly Radar

In 2006, two mobile operating systems controlled 81 percent of the market. This year there are 10 different smartphone operating systems.

Over that same period of time, mobile browsers have gone from many different proprietary rendering engines to the point where WebKit alone will power browsers in more than 85 percent of the smartphones sold.

From two operating systems to many. From many browsers to one. We have two core mobile technologies headed in opposite directions.

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~ by WPA Staff on October 6, 2010.

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