Welcome!

iPhone Authors: David H Deans, Carmen Gonzalez, Lori MacVittie, Daniel Keeney, Liz McMillan

Blog Feed Post

Troisième OS mobile : résultats du vote des internautes & analyse annonce BlackBerry 10

 

Quels sont les résultats des votes des lecteurs sur le classement des 5 candidats en présence, analysés dans mes deux textes précédents, forces en présence et vainqueurs possibles ?

J’en profite aussi pour réagir à l’annonce, très attendue, des nouveaux smartphones sous BlackBerry 10.

 

Le résultat des votes

Bourrage urnesAvant d’analyser les résultats, j’ai éliminé, comme je l’avais annoncé, des votes « multiples » réalisés par une même personne.

I y a eu, hélas, quelques cas de personnes qui ont voté 20 fois, 30 fois de suite pour le même OS, en l’espace de quelques minutes. Ces cas isolés ont concerné en priorité les deux OS mobiles propriétaires, Windows Phone et BlackBerry 10 ; est-ce une coïncidence ?

En arrêtant les votes après une semaine, il y avait plus de 300 votants ; merci à tous ceux qui ont exprimé leur opinion.

Résultats votes OS mobiles 322 réponsesSans plus attendre, voici les résultats des votes des internautes :

  • En tête, Firefox OS, avec 40 % des votes.
  • En deuxième place, et à quasi-égalité des voix, Windows Phone.
  • Loin derrière, les trois autres candidats, BlackBerry 10, Ubuntu mobile et Tizen ; aucun n’atteint la barre des 10 %.

5 0S mobiles Classement LNCe résultat est très proche de celui que j’avais proposé, et que je rappelle ici.

Il devrait donc y avoir une lutte indécise pour cette troisième place entre :

  • Un OS mobile propriétaire, Windows Phone, qui bénéficiera de toute la puissance marketing et financière de Microsoft.Un OS mobile Open Source, soutenu par la puissante communauté de la fondation Mozilla.
  • Firefox OS amphiPour confirmer cette force, il y avait, le Week-End dernier à Paris, une réunion de plus de cent développeurs qui ont travaillé sur Firefox OS, comme l’explique sur son blog Tristan Nitot, responsable Europe de la fondation Mozilla.

Cette course sera intéressante à suivre, surtout si l’on prend en compte le fait que Windows Phone a une petite année d’avance, ce qui est un avantage majeur dans un marché qui évolue aussi vite.

 

Premiers retours sur le lancement de BlackBerry 10

Press Conference BlackBerry 10Première annonce du CEO de RIM, Thorsten Heins, lors de la présentation de BlackBerry 10 : le changement de nom de RIM, Research in Motion, qui devient BlackBerry. C’est une bonne idée, car la notoriété du produit était très largement supérieure à celle de la marque.

La majorité des commentaires, ou , concernant la présentation et les démonstrations de l’OS mobile BlackBerry 10 sont positives et reconnaissent qu’il recolle au peloton des bons OS mobiles. 

Est-ce que cela sera suffisant pour réussir ? Les réponses sont le plus souvent négatives et je les résume en trois points :

  • Suffisant pour convaincre les utilisateurs actuels d’Android et iOS de changer : non.
  • Bien adapté à la demande des pays en émergences : non, car il n’en existera pas une version « low cost ».
  • Redonner confiance aux irréductibles de la marque en leur proposant un OS mobile au niveau de la concurrence : oui.

Les présentations les plus attendues étaient bien sur celles des deux smartphones et ils correspondaient aux « fuites » qui avaient eu lieu avant l’annonce :

  • Le Q10, avec un vrai clavier « BlackBerry », qui devrait ravir les inconditionnels de ce dispositif, et parait-il qu’il en reste beaucoup. Ce modèle ne sera pas disponible avant 2 ou 3 mois, et c’est, à mon avis, une grave erreur, car il était très attendu par tous les fidèles de la marque qui avaient vraiment envie de voir BlackBerry rester dans la course.
  • Le Z10, tactile, sans clavier physique, le plus proche des concurrents Android, iPhone et Windows Phone. Sa disponibilité varie selon les pays ; Canada et UK seront les premiers servis. Aux Etats-Unis, les grands opérateurs télécoms ont annoncé leur décision de le proposer, mais aucun calendrier précis, aucun prix n’ont été annoncé, ce qui est préoccupant.

En France, il est disponible, mais en précommande, chez Bouygues Telecom et SFR.

RIM Z10 compared to competitionComment se positionne le Z10 vis-à-vis de la concurrence ?

Sur le plan technique, c’est un bon smartphone, mais, comme le montre ce tableau très complet qui le compare à quelques-uns de ses concurrents déjà sur le marché, il n’apporte rien qui le distingue, que ce soit le processeur, la taille de l’écran, le poids, la puissance de la batterie...

Phone House BlackBerry Z10 - 580 €Sur le site de Phone House le prix, hors contrat, du Z10 est de 580 €.

Lors de la conférence de presse, aucun prix « nu » n’avait été annoncé, ce qui confirme que la compétitivité sur le prix n’est pas un point fort. 

Phone House Autres prixSur ce même site, le même jour, on trouve des concurrents Android et Windows Phone, sensiblement moins cher.

Le Nexus 4, dont on avait beaucoup parlé à cause des ruptures de stock sur le site Google Play, est à nouveau disponible, à 349 € dans la version 16 Go et 299 dans la version 8 Go C’est un concurrent très sérieux pour le Z10 et il est entre 40 % et 50 % moins cher.

Est-ce que le Z10, plus cher que la concurrence, aux caractéristiques techniques moyennes, avec un OS mobile tout neuf, non testé, et avec une liste d’applications plus courte que la concurrence peut devenir un bestseller ? La réponse est dans la question.

RIM Share Price 2 days after BB10 announcedUne autre réponse, celle des marchés boursiers, n’est pas plus encourageante ! Comme le montre ce graphique, le cours de bourse de BlackBerry a perdu plus de 20 % dans les 48 heures qui ont suivi la conférence de presse. Il avait un peu monté dans les heures qui précédaient la conférence de presse, mais l’euphorie a été de courte durée.

 

En résumé

Est-ce que cette annonce modifie mon pronostic sur l’avenir de BlackBerry ? Hélas, non, et les votes des internautes ne sont pas plus encourageants.

Catch à 4Nous devrions donc assister, entre 2013 et 2015, à une bataille à quatre :

  • Deux OS mobiles Open Source : Android et Firefox Mobile.
  • Deux OS mobiles propriétaires : iOS et Windows Phone. 

Le 25 février 2013, le plus grand événement mondial dédié au mobile, le Mobile World Congress, va s’ouvrir à Barcelone, et il devrait être riche en nouveautés.

Est-ce qu’elles pourraient redistribuer les cartes ? A suivre....

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Louis Nauges

Louis Naugès is Founder & President of Revevol, the first European Consulting organization 100% dedicated to SaaS and Cloud Computing. He has 30 years of IT experience. Very few people in Europe have his knowledge and expertise in Cloud & SaaS technologies and applications. He works directly with CIOs of very large organizations. Revevol is the first EMEA distributor of Google Apps and the largest worldwide organization deploying Google Apps is one of Revevol's clients.

@ThingsExpo Stories

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, today added 96 new products to the Spansion® FM4 Family of flexible microcontrollers (MCUs). Based on the ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, the new MCUs boast a 200 MHz operating frequency and support a diverse set of on-chip peripherals for enhanced human machine interfaces (HMIs) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The rich set of periphera...

The Internet of Things (IoT) is making everything it touches smarter – smart devices, smart cars and smart cities. And lucky us, we’re just beginning to reap the benefits as we work toward a networked society. However, this technology-driven innovation is impacting more than just individuals. The IoT has an environmental impact as well, which brings us to the theme of this month’s #IoTuesday Twitter chat. The ability to remove inefficiencies through connected objects is driving change throughout every sector, including waste management. BigBelly Solar, located just outside of Boston, is trans...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Matrix.org has been named “Silver Sponsor” of Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time communication over IP. It defines a new approach for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP based on pragmatic HTTP APIs and WebRTC, and provides open source reference implementations to showcase and bootstrap the new standard. Our focus is on simplicity, security, and supporting the fullest feature set.
Predicted by Gartner to add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is based on the idea that devices, systems and services will connect in simple, transparent ways, enabling seamless interactions among devices across brands and sectors. As this vision unfolds, it is clear that no single company can accomplish the level of interoperability required to support the horizontal aspects of the IoE. The AllSeen Alliance, announced in December 2013, was formed with the goal to advance IoE adoption and innovation in the connected home, healthcare, education, aut...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, will exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, a...
The only place to be June 9-11 is Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo 2015 East at the Javits Center in New York City. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data companies. Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo are the leading events covering the booming market of Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data for the enterprise. Speakers from all over the world will be hand-picked for their ability to explore the economic strategies that utility/cloud computing provides. Whether public, private, or in a hybrid form, clo...
Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiation that drive front-line agility. We offer four on-ramps to the Digital Enterprise: alignment through collaborative process analysis; transformation through portfolio management; agility through process automation and integration; and visibility through intelligent business operations and big data.
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace.
Be Among the First 100 to Attend & Receive a Smart Beacon. The Physical Web is an open web project within the Chrome team at Google. Scott Jenson leads a team that is working to leverage the scalability and openness of the web to talk to smart devices. The Physical Web uses bluetooth low energy beacons to broadcast an URL wirelessly using an open protocol. Nearby devices can find all URLs in the room, rank them and let the user pick one from a list. Each device is, in effect, a gateway to a web page. This unlocks entirely new use cases so devices can offer tiny bits of information or simple i...
Things are being built upon cloud foundations to transform organizations. This CEO Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Roger Strukhoff, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo conference chair, will address the big issues involving these technologies and, more important, the results they will achieve. How important are public, private, and hybrid cloud to the enterprise? How does one define Big Data? And how is the IoT tying all this together?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce the value of the network in helping organizations to maximize their company’s cloud experience.
TechCrunch reported that "Berlin-based relayr, maker of the WunderBar, an Internet of Things (IoT) hardware dev kit which resembles a chunky chocolate bar, has closed a $2.3 million seed round, from unnamed U.S. and Switzerland-based investors. The startup had previously raised a €250,000 friend and family round, and had been on track to close a €500,000 seed earlier this year — but received a higher funding offer from a different set of investors, which is the $2.3M round it’s reporting."
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, data security and privacy.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital busines...
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have s...
The Internet of Things needs an entirely new security model, or does it? Can we save some old and tested controls for the latest emerging and different technology environments? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, will review hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal privacy options and a new risk balance you might not expect.
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, will discuss the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. The presentation will also discuss how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics to discuss are barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold.
Swiss innovators dizmo Inc. launches its ground-breaking software, which turns any digital surface into an immersive platform. The dizmo platform seamlessly connects digital and physical objects in the home and at the workplace. Dizmo breaks down traditional boundaries between device, operating systems, apps and software, transforming the way users work, play and live. It supports orchestration and collaboration in an unparalleled way enabling any data to instantaneously be accessed on any surface, anywhere and made interactive. Dizmo brings fantasies as seen in Sci-fi movies such as Iro...
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other mach...
This Internet of Nouns trend is still in the early stages and many of our already connected gadgets do provide human benefits over the typical infotainment. Internet of Things or IoT. You know, where everyday objects have software, chips, and sensors to capture data and report back. Household items like refrigerators, toilets and thermostats along with clothing, cars and soon, the entire home will be connected. Many of these devices provide actionable data - or just fun entertainment - so people can make decisions about whatever is being monitored. It can also help save lives.