Has the Window Closed for Android?

Android’s anticipated growth comes as mobile users are rethinking their priorities, slashing their telecom budgets and moving to prepaid. As J.P. Morgan analyst Mike McCormack noted last week (as he downgraded AT&T and Verizon), mobile is undergoing “deteriorating wireless fundamentals, specifically in the higher value postpaid subscriber base”—i.e., smartphone users. If cost-conscious consumers don't respond to Android's late-year push, the platform may not have another chance.…

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