For this job you would be required to find at least 50 scholarly references and complete a 30 paged Thesis defense about "Factors Leading to Success of Mobile Operating Systems"
A short-write-up has been attached that gives some details about the topic. The thesis defense would be expected to answer the following questions.
1. What is the “Android Business Model” and why is it unique (compared to the business model of its competitors)? How is value created?
2. Who benefits directly and indirectly and how much does each stakeholder benefit from the Android Business Model?
3. What are the benefits for being an open source software product, and how does that affect the adoption rate of the operating system? Compare the success of Android to another famous and successful open source operating system called Linux.
4. How does android precisely meet the demands of all its consumers, which includes application developers, device manufacturers and smart-phone users? Consider the following factors:
b. Ease of use
c. Ease of adoption
d. Rate of discovery and resolution of defects
e. Rate of adding new features
f. Vibrant application development Eco-system
h. Platform independence
i. Cool factor
Here is a proposed thesis statement for the paper:
Android experienced the unexpected exponential growth in its market share over the last five years due to the unique business model innovated by Google, combined with the “developer centric” nature of the open source operating system that met the market demands of developers, device manufacturers and smart-phone users.
The complete paper should be done in APA format (a sample template is attached) within four (4) weeks. There would be weekly milestones that are expected to be completed. If you are interested, please reply to this job posting with your qualifications and related experience.
The rewards for completing this project satisfactorily would be very generous; however, the deadline is VERY strict; don't apply if you cannot meet it. Good luck.