As the second largest economic power in the capitalist world, Japan, which has never been a rival in the electronics industry, has lagged behind in the internet industry and smartphone industry in the past ten years. In the Internet industry, Japan does not say that it is more than China and the United States. The giants, even Russia, and South Korea are not as good as the entire Internet industry.
Japan has not even got a well-known internet company. This contrasts with the strong form of the mechanical industry, the robot industry, and the auto industry. At the same time, in the smartphone industry, Japan is almost completely wiped out. The only Sony that has been struggling to support its Sony mobile is still in the mire. Japan seems to suddenly lose its vitality.
The reason why Japan has become so is the result of the Galapagos.
What is Galapagos?
Galapagos is an island in the Pacific Ocean. This island is in Ecuador. The uniqueness of this island lies in its isolation from the world. It has evolved some unique creatures, such as colored crabs. If some industries or products have large market shares in a country but are not competitive outside the country, it is called Galapagos phenomenon.
This is the case in Japan’s mobile phone industry. After the early introduction of the universal GSM standard, Japan itself pursued a set of PDC standards instead of the GSM standard. Although foreign mobile phones are limited to Japan’s standards and cannot enter Japan, Japan’s mobile phones cannot be used due to their own standards.
Sold overseas, since then, the isolation between Japan and the world has become increasingly large.
Today, people around the world use mobile phones to watch TV, use mobile phones to shop, use mobile phones to take self-portraits, and even just popular NFC and many other features are actually back in the function.
In the era of mobile phones, there were Japanese mobile phones. It can be said that the Japanese mobile phones of that year were leading the world.
However, when Japan’s mobile phone technology leads the world, it does not take the trouble to promote the world. Instead, it cooperates with Japanese operators and sells it to operators. In short, Japanese mobile phone operators rely on subsidies from operators. It’s really comfortable to come back to work and return to the operator’s customized comfort zone, but it also makes Japanese mobile phone manufacturers lose their competitiveness.
The mobile phone revolution in the entire world happened at this time. When the smartphone represented by Apple emerged, the Japanese mobile phone makers did not make progress, and they did not realize that the smartphone would destroy all the advantages of all past function machines.
After Sun Yizheng introduced iPhone to Japan, all the legends of all kinds of mobile phones in Japan used to be: Japanese people do not love smartphones, Japanese people like to completely break their flip phones, and iPhone rapidly occupies more than half of the Japanese mobile phone market. Business pain does not want to be born.
Only Sony, which is still surging, is not relying on operators’ subsidies to survive in the mobile phone market.
In the fierce competition in the mobile phone market, mobile phones such as Kyocera, Sharp, Sony, and Fujitsu, which have become kings in the past, have been dismissed. The foreign mobile phone market is nearly lost.
The domestic mobile phone market is dominated by Apple and even Chinese mobile phones. Manufacturers are playing cool in Japan —– Huawei’s smartphone sales in Amazon Japan, the top 10 mobile phones, 7 Huawei, if non-intimate, it is hard to believe.
In fact Japan’s Internet industry Galapagos phenomenon that is not lighter than the mobile phone industry, obviously things are common around the world, the Japanese have to be on top with a lot of “Japanese specialties.”