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  • Schmidt: Android is Winning The War Against Apple


    Android is winning the war for mobile against Apple.

    If you think these sound like fighting words between fans in iOS and Android camps, you're not alone. But Google's chairman Eric Schmidt started the war of words today by making the bold claim in a new interview with Bloomberg.

    The provocative comments included Schmidt's assertion that Android is pulling ahead of Apple in the mobile-software market "at a rate that compares with Microsoft’s expansion in desktop software in the 1990s."

    Of course, it's not like Schmidt didn't offer some compelling evidence to back up his argument. Android, after all, claimed 72 percent of the smartphone market in the third quarter pf 2012. Apple in comparison retained only 14 percent. Independently, Gartner reports that customers are activating well over 1.3 million Android devices a day.

    “This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago -- Microsoft versus Apple,” Schmidt said. “We’re winning that war pretty clearly now.”

    So far, Apple is yet to offer formal comments in response.

    Source: Bloomberg
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Schmidt: Android is Winning The War Against Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
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    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller006 View Post
      What do you do with an iPhone that my Galaxy Nexus can't do?
      Is that not what most of us have been trying to get across the whole time? It's not what you do with your phone, it is how you do it. They (Android and iOS) both do the job it is just a case of which one you prefer. Getting back on topic though the fact that Android is winning the war isn't exactly surprising due to all the phones that run a stripped down Android OS. Also irrespective of how much people are on iOS 6 and want to downgrade how many people can even get to Googles latest OS? I think you will find as someone stated earlier hat most people just want a "tool". They don't care if it can watch films or play 3D games with console graphics (e.g Modern Combat 4). People just want something to call, text and perhaps take pictures with a cheap 2mp camera. These people guaranteed will all be running Android (not the latest obviously) and that is why Google is supposedly winning the war.

      /rant