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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 xudi @ 2012-12-15 06:42 from KIX@ - click to read
this guy is lost. he doesn't know that most apps are available in both platforms....

390 apps lol...

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  • 2012-12-15 14:09
  • 2IsP

The SGS3 lags as well even on the LTE 2Gb ram version. I have been through 6 android phones and currently using the iPhone 5, very happy with it such a robust and stable OS. Apple still have a great quality product on their hands, but the way androids are evolving not for very long.

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  • 2012-12-15 10:54
  • 2xvU

> In reply to Denzo @ 2012-12-15 09:00 from sy9x - click to readI5 immediate rivals:
Note 2
Nexus 4
Xperia T
One X
One X+

All of these have more memory or can be expanded (to my knowledge) so you don't have to pay an extra £200-£300 for a phone with more memory, you pay £10-£20 for an SD card. They come with free sat nav which actually works. They have longer warranties and you don't need to purchase a second year. They all have a better reliability record. They are available on cheaper tariffs offering more free minutes (in the UK at least).

Name ONE innovation in the iPhone 5. It's not even quad-core! Why would anyone get excited about a dual-core, which has been standard for Android for nearly 2 years?

iPhone 5 is losing huge ground in sales to the Samsungs, again this is in the UK at least.

15% of people worldwide are on Apple. Nearly 80% are on Android.

The stink of defeat is heavy - and it's getting heavier.

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  • 2012-12-15 10:46
  • iIR0

> In reply to xudi @ 2012-12-15 06:42 from KIX@ - click to readOK, show me an app on the apple appstore that allows file management or USB otg.

Also tell me how to jailbreak the iPhone 5. Now, please read your post again.

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  • 2012-12-15 09:14
  • bEKN

we are the winner
we are number one
we will eat Apple
Adnroid got no bugs, no lags, no malware but,
we won't develop Windows 8 apps
we are worried of Microsoft

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  • 2012-12-15 09:10
  • ucrA

The only androids which even give the iPhone 5 a challenge are the sgs3, and to some degree the htc one x. The rest, are literally garbage.

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  • 2012-12-15 09:00
  • sy9x

> In reply to Fan+android @ 2012-12-14 21:57 from t}AJ - click to readKindly don't talk about price here, because literally iPhone have a class which you can't have in cheap price. And if anyone say that in much cheaper price we can get an android like some HTC OR SAMSUNG. Then let me tell you in IOS there is an app for EVERYTHING and thanks to jailbreaking we can get all of those for free to :p where as, in android you won't find that huge collection of apps, even if you find any app in play store then you won't be able to get it for free as easy as in IOS through jailbreaking. unlike android where people look for app setups on google and torrents.
People who wants to be limited on apps they can get android and play angry birds for whole life but I am very happy with my IOS and Proudly saying that I have almost 390 apps and most of them are very big games and honestly I have checked, most of those games are not in play store at all. So android users you can't say android is better only because you can use bluetooth :p lol...

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  • 2012-12-15 06:42
  • KIX@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-14 15:06 from sgpi - click to readExactly my friend,
thank God, finally I have seen one sensible comment here. I just don't know why people don't understand what is the difference between android and IOS, they start comparing iPhone with s3 or some lg or HTC's crappy phones but they don't have any idea that here its a comparison of number of users using that particular OS not phones it self.
you explained right mate. Hats off to you. Peace

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  • 2012-12-15 06:31
  • KIX@

Hail Google!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2012-12-15 04:09
  • 4Bak

> In reply to Fan+android @ 2012-12-14 21:59 from t}AJ - click to readi phone are very small handset

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  • 2012-12-15 04:03
  • PF0i

> In reply to Fan+android @ 2012-12-14 21:59 from t}AJ - click to readYeah, we're sick of all the sweets. Feels better going for fruit, more healthy.

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  • 2012-12-15 01:02
  • vMeL

Yes android has a massive market share... but how many brands and models can you think of that support android, compared to Apple handsets? big difference in numbers, so of course market share is going to be higher. And to those who keep going on abou the S3 and Samsung; Samsung has become the 'Apple' of the android market. Charging top dollar for phones made of cheap plastic, dont get me wrong they are great phones! but cmon Samsung use some nicer materials, take a leaf out of HTC's book.

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  • 2012-12-14 23:31
  • Mfxs

> In reply to Fan+android @ 2012-12-14 21:57 from t}AJ - click to readCan it play Vice City?

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  • 2012-12-14 22:56
  • v}7@

So Android is where Nokia was in 2006.

You need to make money from selling phones, apart from Samsung, good luck with that.

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  • 2012-12-14 22:54
  • v}7@

One day all apples will be eated:D

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  • 2012-12-14 21:59
  • t}AJ

Apple launch a device worth Rs.60,000 or 700-800 dollers which can play angry bird or other hand htc desire v which worth 14,000 which is also can play angry bird.
What a joke

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  • 2012-12-14 21:57
  • t}AJ

ummm, Android is about open standards and allowing intelligent people to control their devices beyond the basic functions. Apple is about hoodwinking and keeping people in the dark. It is a simple as that.

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  • 2012-12-14 21:54
  • s9Bn

Apple makes devices which is so expensive or apple makes devices only for richers but what about middle class peoples in whole the real meaning after discovery of android any type of humen know what is mobilty.

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  • 2012-12-14 21:53
  • t}AJ

> In reply to Alex @ 2012-12-14 21:34 from La8K - click to readno, it's called KO' in boxing.

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  • 2012-12-14 21:49
  • xA1g

Ok apple useres i know apple is a great and strong and respectfull markit but android thinks about peoples who makes any company no.1

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  • 2012-12-14 21:48
  • t}AJ

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