Android and the demise of operating system-based power : Firm strategy and platform control in the post-PC world

@inproceedings{Pon2014AndroidAT,
  title={Android and the demise of operating system-based power : Firm strategy and platform control in the post-PC world},
  author={Bryan Pon and Timo T. Sepp{\"a}l{\"a} and Martin Kenney},
  year={2014}
}
The emergence of new mobile platforms built on Google's Android operating system represents a significant shift in the locus of the platform “bottleneck,” or control point, in the mobile industry. Using a case study approach, this paper examines firm strategies in a market where the traditional location of the ICT platform bottleneck—the operating system on a device—is no longer the most important competitive differentiator. Instead, each of the three firms studied has leveraged different core… CONTINUE READING