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Eric Schmidt: Android is winning the war with iOS pretty clearly

13 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Eric Schmidt: Android is winning the war with iOS pretty clearly - read the full textIn an interview with Bloomberg yesterday, Google's CEO Eri Schmidt said Android is quite clearly winning its war against iOS. Schmidt compared the rivalry between Android and iOS in the mobile OS space to the Microsoft versus Apple debacle 20 years ago. This is a huge platform change; this...

 

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> In reply to Ass Kicker @ 2012-12-13 16:42 from t1$E - click to readdo you use cofee, a crystal ball or an app for guessing the future?:)

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  • 2012-12-13 16:47
  • mjPY

> In reply to techsattractsme @ 2012-12-13 16:30 from uuKM - click to readWho cares? Soon Google will introduce Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and will blow up your Windows Phone 8 out of the water. Windows Phone will never go up. Ever! You wake up yourself first.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:47
  • PS6w

> In reply to Arnavzz @ 2012-12-13 15:54 from X0ZX - click to readnobody is stopping Apple to do the same thing, but they want the monopol, Google is fine to coexist with other brands. They even offer their services on competing platforms, just like Google Maps on iOS today.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:46
  • p1X$

> In reply to techsattractsme @ 2012-12-13 16:30 from uuKM - click to readPretty clear that you are a poor nokia fanboy who dreaming for android. You just wait for the 2013 MWC ,there all lumias will be riped off by mighty droids

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  • 2012-12-13 16:42
  • t1$E

> In reply to ThugNasty @ 2012-12-13 16:15 from N7AA - click to readwhen did you arrive on earth from your planet?
apple happy where they are? that's why they sue everyone all the time for "patents" like "round corners"?

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  • 2012-12-13 16:41
  • ixc$

Like we don't know that.......

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  • 2012-12-13 16:40
  • uNVL

well, at least Google Maps is a better choice to find a safe place when the world ends...

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  • 2012-12-13 16:35
  • vjt@

google getting cockier but I would've expected more from a CEO, he's comparing apples with candies:), but apple is the genius of them 2 at making money

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  • 2012-12-13 16:35
  • mjPY

> In reply to gme @ 2012-12-13 16:00 from t7XH - click to read1. if you don't know the language good enough to make sense, don't post!

2. iOs hard to manage? are you on drags?

and some comments about stuf i read..

yes it is fair to compare the 2 operating systems..
apple chose to be the only developer of it's ios, and ferther more CHOOSED to produce 1 OVERPRICED phone at a time, that most people could not afford or thought it was a ridiculous amount to just throw away on a restricted operating system who's only reason for it being like that was Apple's goal to have it's customers milked on and on by being forced to keep buying/using it's products!!!
get a clue already..

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  • 2012-12-13 16:32
  • ixc$

i appreciate the work done by android....they beat ios and symbian at its own games.
But all techies know that android bloomed coz their was no alternative:it brought ios high end apps and symbian's freedom at a single place.
Ios was only reserved for high end and symbian had barren appstore.
Its not gonna be easy for android now there is biggest threat approaching wp(8+),mozilla gearing up wid their own os,berry 10-people love a comeback,(they r appreciating the 920,also htc wp),jolla sailfish-if nokia pick it up again,not to forget the ios which we all know if given liberty and made available for use by other oems(that wud f**k droid) like android.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:32
  • TL5a

He forgot Windows, which will eat into his share of the pie.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:31
  • gLHC

Android is useless WP8 and Saifish meego is coming..it will kii all Android,IOS BB, Downfall of Android Started.... I hate Android use something Different people... WAKE UP....

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  • 2012-12-13 16:30
  • uuKM

Android has 90% of market share in China, it is the KING for next 5 years. Moreover, Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming soon. Iphone is manufactured by a chinese crap factory called foxxcon, only ios is coded by apple. So, the big winner here is ANDROID. It has phones for low, mid and high level smartphones.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:29
  • L5%v

Android is whining.

Let's face it: from the 72%, only a small percentage is performing close to iOS and windows phone. I'm talking about smooth User Interface in here.

I'm not a fan boy. I've tried android and windows phone, and while both handsets were working on the same hardware specifications, it is clear that android has a lot to do before reaching anywhere close to the level of windows phone, and iOS.

Peace.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:24
  • gICH

Of course Android is dominating iOS. Android has mutliple handsets running its software whereas Apple has only 3 on the market at present. How can Apple compete with Android when they are flooding the market with budget crap?

Apple all the way; haters can't afford.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:24
  • mpSA

> In reply to Hein @ 2012-12-13 16:10 from NB8V - click to readi agree, they are many andriod devices out there...... so iOS is out number 1000 - 1

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  • 2012-12-13 16:22
  • 40D{

Thanks for the news, Captain Obvious.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:21
  • HIcf

> In reply to ThugNasty @ 2012-12-13 16:15 from N7AA - click to readYou're right my friend, apple only makes 2 phones a year then they give it ridiculous price tags when you can get an android device with better functionality and specs for half the price.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:21
  • t7rx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-13 16:02 from IWY} - click to readLets wait and see how low end phones fare with Jelly Bean first. Keep in mind that the weakest WP8 phones use dual core Krait processors clocked at 1GHz, compared to the 830MHz ARM11 in certain low end androids. And what was the weakest processor in WP7? Much much more powerful than any ARM11 for sure.

Anyway, lets hope dualcore A7 will be so cheap that we will already see the end of single core Android phones in 2013.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:20
  • vaNH

He was reading his quote from his iPad.

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  • 2012-12-13 16:18
  • dSkK

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