Meta’s Metaverse: Mark Zuckerberg Should Learn from Google’s Android Story

Mark Zuckerberg changed his brand name from Facebook to Meta to build the metaverse and reclaim control of consumer data from Apple.

It’s understandable since Apple changed its privacy policy last year and impacted Facebook on monetizing its advertising.

Apple removed a massive data source that could result in $10 billion of lower revenue for Meta in 2022.

Therefore, Mark Zuckerberg created the metaverse project to replace Apple’s smartphone centrality in consumers’ lives.

Interestingly, Google has done the same thing before: the attempt to gain a competitive advantage over Apple.

Google developed Android more than 10 years ago for the very same reason.

In 2007, Google redesigned Android’s appearance to look like the sleeker first-generation iPhone.

However, there is one significant difference between Google’s approach and Meta’s gambling: proof of consumer demand.

Apple has sold 1 million iPhones in the first 74 days.

Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg invested in an untested product: the metaverse.

Meta and Mark Zuckerberg saw more than $19 billion in losses from its metaverse project.

Its stock decreases more than 70% so far this year as building a virtual world from scratch doesn’t come cheap.

Some analysts are skeptical that Mark Zuckerberg will solve this issue soon.

Furthermore, even if the metaverse becomes the real deal, there is no guarantee that Meta will be the winning hardware provider.