In its quest to kill Apple, has Google inadvertently empowered its rivals–and created new ones?
We know that Google has created a monster in Samsung. Giving away Android has certainly hurt Apple, but what are the other consequences of the move? Now add in Facebook Home. I’m wondering if Larry Page now thinks that Android has become a bit too open?
In the book, I write about the notions of coopetition and frenemies. Nowhere is this more evident than how Android is playing out.
In the Age of the Platform, understand that the competitive landscape changes very quickly. New threats emerge in the course of dealing with existing ones. Hurting one competitor may embolden and strengthen another.
There is no simple solution.
What say you?