Why is Japan not producing mobiles like China?

Galapagos Mobile

Japan was one of the earliest developers of mobile phones and started the world first internet access services called “i-Mode”. Refer to Wiki for details; i-mode - Wikipedia It became very popular in Japan and became a national standard, while in other part of the world, it was way too advanced and Japan failed to make it a global standard.

Yet i-Mode was so popular, further domestic development continued to win the domestic competition and made the Japanese mobile market far different from any other countries. It was then called as Galapagos Mobile because of its pretty unique evolution just like those uniquely evolved creatures in Galapagos islands.

Soon after an iPhone was released, many Japanese jumped to it as well making the i-Mode obsolete very quickly. But again due to the domestic competition, Japanese phone makers continued releasing new Galapagos mobiles allowing Google to launch Android which in parallel with iPhone became global standards.iPho…

Has IPL Ever Officially Banned Pakistani Players From Playing in IPL?


No. However, after the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, the teams refrained themselves from buying any Pakistani cricket players during the 2009 auction. News reports say that they were told to do so by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Govt. Of India. The teams also did not continue the contracts of the existing Pakistani players in their team.


After that, the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) made an official statement that they will not send their players to India to play in the IPL.

Since then, no Pakistani cricketer has played in the IPL.

Another interesting fact : There is no Pakistani commentator when a cricket (international and IPL) match is held in Mumbai as a political party (not taking any names) had protested against them.

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