MeeGo to return next month with Jolla phone launch (The H)
Posted Oct 10, 2012 16:33 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: MeeGo to return next month with Jolla phone launch (The H)
Parent article: MeeGo to return next month with Jolla phone launch (The H)
This is about "network effects" NOT "first mover advantages".
These are related things. Yes, OS market is market with strong network effects which makes first mover advantage all the more acute.
It is not about the "first shop to leave the port". In this case, Maemo and not Android would be most popular now.
Nope. Maemo shot itself in the foot repeatedly. Maemo was half-ready earlier but instead of moving to the sea they continued to tinker with it to make sure ship will not be just good, it'll be great. When you read maemo 4.0.x is not API compatible with earlier releases you know that people who created that thing still don't understand how platforms win or lose the game. Results are, sadly, predictable.
Amazon would not exist (it was the 6th online book seller, not the first)...
Please please the Wikipedia article, at least, will you? It specifically says about significant occupant of a market segment. It does not matter as much if you are first or second if there are dozens of competitors. But when one of them catches 10-20-30% of the market - it starts to affect the behavior of buyers. Especially in markets with network effects but even in markets where these are not observed.
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