Google's communist act has failed miserably with Samsung taking almost 100% of profits in Android business. Yes, Samsung is 4 times larger than Google, all thanks to Google.
Contrary to common belief that Google is good, Google is actually costing U.S. and other western countries 100s of billions of dollars.
In a global economy, U.S. has been losing manufacturing jobs for decades, which is bad, but is not so terrible as most manufacturing jobs are low paid. The strength of U.S. is in the high-tech sector. Clearly U.S. has been the innovation leader for many decades. Without innovation, the U.S. economy will eventually collapse.
Instead of strengthening the U.S. high-tech industry, Google is set to disrupt the U.S. high-tech industry. If it is done in a good way, then it will be beneficial to consumers and to the future of the high-tech industry. We have seen this kind of disruptions before. A most recent example is Apple. Apple's revolutionary iPhone disrupted the entire mobile phone industry. It hurt other companies in the industry, but the entire industry has moved up, with Apple being hugely rewarded.
Now, Google's disruption is totally different. If Apple's innovation is capitalism, where an innovator is rewarded, then Google's innovation is communism, where an innovator offers his innovation for free. Because Google offers Android for free, including the source code, it makes Google look like a saint, or a company of higher moral standard than Apple or Microsoft. In fact, communism only looks good on paper where people work hard only for the good of other people.
We all know what communism is in the real world - suffice to say it's worse than any worst disaster you can think of. In the high-tech industry, when a giant company like Google makes its Android operating system for free, including the source code and with little or no contract obligations attached to it, it kills any innovation in this industry (country). Today, we are seeing Microsoft is struggling with its commercial Windows Phone OS (BTW, it is much better than Android, but it is not free.), and Blackberry has a grim outlook. Even Apple is seriously threatened. Android has become the dominant OS for all smart phones.
You might think Android's dominance is good. Yes, it is good to a couple countries, mainly Asian countries like South Korean and China, but other countries suffer, these countries include U.S., Japan and most European countries. Why is that? Because Google's communism revolution rendered technology and innovation worthless, these are the only core competitiveness of U.S. and other western countries. When technology and innovations are free, countries like South Korea and China can take a free ride. Indeed the numbers are shocking:
(1) Samsung's annual revenue is close to $200 Billion, almost 4 times of Google's and 2.5 times of Microsoft's. Net income is $21.6 Billion, twice as many as Google's.
(2) China's smart phone market has skyrocketed into the number one in the world, yet Apple only has about 5% of market share, which is much lower than Samsung's. The local companies have over 50% of market share. Ironically, Google gets nothing from China, because Android is open source, the local companies don't make Google the default search engine. In fact, local companies (like Baidu) own the Chinese search market!
For many years, the US government and many other US companies have battled with the rampant piracy in China. Gradually, they have made some progress. Chinese government has implemented many laws to fight software piracy. With Google's communism revolution, now everything is lost: instead of protecting intellectual properties, an "innovative" U.S. company is declaring that all software should be free, including the source code! Suddenly, Google is telling the world that China or Chinese people are most innovative, because that's exactly their idea and what they have been doing for decades!
Without the free and open source Android, can Chinese smart phone and tablet manufacturers grow that fast? Can Samsung become the largest smart phone manufacturer in the world? If software should be free and open source, why not make other technologies also free and open source? Google’s communism act has cost U.S. 100s of billions of lost revenue. If Android is not free, Apple, Google and Microsoft will dominate the smart phone OS. The mobile OS licenses alone could create another Microsoft!
Google should be reined for its monopoly position in the search market. Without its search business, it will not be possible for it to do this harm. If a country dumps cheap products into another country, it will be sanctioned for dumping based on trade rules. Google should be stopped from doing the same (or worse, Note, Android is not only cheap, but also free and open source!)
Wake up, American people! Google is an evil that has cost U.S. 100s of billions of dollars and 100s of thousands of jobs.
About the author: Aaron is an IT consultant with over 20 years of IT experience.
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