Ronny Lam


A Pyrrhic Victory for Android

Today I got the following in the Tech.Pinions rss-feed:

A Pyrrhic victory (/ˈpɪrɪk/) is a victory with such a devastating cost that it carries the implication that another such victory will ultimately lead to defeat. Someone who wins a “Pyrrhic victory” has been victorious in some way; however, the heavy toll negates any sense of achievement or profit.

They were planning a series this week about ”Why Android Is Winning The Battles But Google Is Losing The War” which fits the Pyrrhic Victory in my opinion very well. Tech.Pinions removed the post, but I sure hope they will publish the rest of the series:

  • Mon: The Google Battle for the PC
  • Tue: The Android Battle for Mobile Phones Won
  • Wed: The Google War for Mobile Phones Lost
  • Thu: The Android Battle for Tablets
  • Fri: Picking Your Battles, Google, Is As Important as Winning Them