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PeejayAdams wrote:
VHS dominated the marketplace over Betamax but it was, by all accounts, the inferior product.

Betamax failed mostly because of poor marketing decisions by Sony (no licensing of the format, short recording times, etc.). VHS succeeded because JVC did not make those mistakes. By he time Sony realized its errors, it was too late. Videotape format war - Wikipedia

A similar thing happened in the OS/2 vs Windows wars of the '90s.

PeejayAdams wrote:
I'd be hugely surprised if no-one's ever come up with a better (non-Apple) 'phone/tablet OS

I'd be hugely surprised if someone did.

Google's masterstroke of providing an entire phone/tablet O/S for free - just write your own hardware drivers - enabled them to do what they planned all along, which was to collect data they could sell on practically everyone. It also made it uneconomical for almost anyone (unless you have Apple's or Microsoft's deep pockets) to write a phone/tablet O/S.
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