Elon Musk wants to challenge iOS and Android with his own smartphone

Elon Musk wants to challenge iOS and Android with his own smartphone

This is still likely to be debated. Yesterday, in a response to a tweet, Elon Musk hinted that he would indeed be tempted to launch his own alternative smartphones, even specifying that he may not have a choice in the future. Here is what emerges from the exchange in question.

Elon Musk in mobile telephony?

So on Twitter, Elon Musk was able to say:

If Apple and Google remove Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce their own smartphone. Half the country would be happy to get rid of the biased, nosy iPhone and Android. Man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?

In the process, Elon Musk was quick to come forward:

Of course I hope it doesn’t come to that, but yes, if there’s no other choice, I’ll make an alternative phone.

We can imagine that building a third mobile platform from scratch would present a huge challenge. This comes in the context where we learn that Apple and Google could require 15 to 30% of the transactions carried out by the applications present on their stores. Very high fees that would hinder Elon Musk’s desire to monetize (and make profitable) Twitter:

App store prices are obviously too high due to the iOS/Android duopoly.

This is a hidden tax of 30% on the internet.

Nothing is done/played yet, but given the speed at which a Musk project can sometimes launch (on a whim) everything is now possible.

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