|Dec 12, 2012, 10:04 PM||#1|
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Says Android is 'Pretty Clearly' Winning the Mobile War with Apple
In another wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg, Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt says that Google is winning the war against Apple in the mobile space.
The report notes that Google has gained confidence in its model of giving away Android to handset manufacturing partners and relying on advertising, search, and other services to generate revenue. The flexibility of Android has resulted in adoption by numerous manufacturers, yielding significant diversity and market penetration for the platform.
Schmidt sat down with The Wall Street Journal for a similar interview last week, during which he noted that Google and Apple have an on-and-off relationship. Schmidt noted at the time that Apple and Google would address their differences "the adult way", recognizing that they have major partnerships in place that need to be fostered even as they have disputes in other areas.
Article Link: Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Says Android is 'Pretty Clearly' Winning the Mobile War with Apple
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:08 PM||#7|
Market share =/= winning.
There are some great non-iOS smartphones out there, but just because the 20,000 new Android models keep an edge on the single iPhone model every year, doesn't mean that's the reason for it being the better product.
Same logic could be applied to Windows and OS X.
rMBP 4850HQ & iPhone 6
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:10 PM||#13|
Famous saying: "quality not quantity"
Apple is trying to make the best smartphone hardware and software
Google is trying to sell as many ads to people as they can, through android devices.
There's the difference.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy stock android...but their goal is not to make the best smartphone, it's just to sell ads.
13.3" MacBook Air, 1.3GHz Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD; 16GB Gold iPhone 5s
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:11 PM||#15|
Chairman of company says company is the best.
In other news, water is wet.
MacBook Pro 2.53GHz/320GB HDD/4GB RAM
iMac G4 800MHz/80GB HDD/512MB RAM
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:11 PM||#16|
Wow... I'm sure Wall Street appreciates you tossing as much $^%t at the wall and seeing what sticks...
Makes it even more amazing that Apple can capture 80 or 90% of all mobile profits. Free is only good for some things! This would not be one of those things.
In case your lost, welcome to America where Capitalism and making money is still a good thing! Winning in business usually is followed by a healthy balance sheet and since the competitors are both public companies, crazy things like ROI actually mean something. Ya those crazy kids and their free phones, hope they enjoy themselves, meanwhile back in reality, I'll follow the money trail.
One of these companies haz this... one does not haz this
2012 15" rMBP, iPhone 5, iPad Air
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:12 PM||#17|
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:12 PM||#18|
quantity does not mean quality, I have android right now on Verizon 4g lte and it's a piece of crap, don't get me wrong the Samsung hardware is brillant probably better than iPhone but the software - android is junk, completely fractured with useless crap embeded everywhere, and constantly freezes. There is absolutely no integration.
I can't wait until the contract is over and switch back to iPhone and iOS. My old ipad2 which I use everyday is still flawless.
apple all the way, it's the software not hardware...no one seems to realize that.
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:13 PM||#20|
Google develops a mobile OS built around it's services and give this OS away for FREE to device manufacturers so that they may collect user info and *HOPEFULLY* use that info to make money in advertising. Sells no devices of it's own.
Apple develops a mobile OS and offers services for use on hardware they design and build. Apple sells their products at a HUGE PROFIT point. (At LEAST $400 per iPhone!!!)
Who is winning again?
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:16 PM||#21|
Oh god... Shut up Eric. How can someone justify having majority of the worlds noble OS share and say "hey were number 1, everything is still far from perfect and honestly pretty crappy, but hey, we're number1..."
Pathetic. Hope apple enters the search business and soon...
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:16 PM||#22|
You can say "who is winning" by various statistics - what is it? Sale figures, profits? Each are valid, each, iOS and Android are "winning".
Apple ( Steve Jobs specifically ) liked to use sales figures when it suited Apple.. SJ claim they didn't care about sales for its desktops - because it would be pretty minor compared to windows, but couldn't stop talking about the market share of iTunes and iPods in keynotes, because they were high percentages. He wouldn't boast about Apple PC sales when Apple were selling less than 1 million per quarter back in early to mid 2000s. When Apple PC sales started to become impressive, SJ started to quote sales figures for all computer sales.
Hardware / Software: The right tools for the job - be it Apple or otherwise.
Last edited by Stella; Dec 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM.
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