iPhone in 2007 totally revolutionized the smartphone market. For a couple of years had virtually competed with a nascent Android trudging conspicuously from all points of view. The current situation is changed, and the operating system from Google, for various reasons that is not for us to discuss, has reached a staggering 1.3 million devices activated daily.
The Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, in an interview to Bloomberg said that Android is winning spectacularly battle of mobile operating systems. The amount of benefit that Google has on direct competitors would be comparable to the phenomenon that Microsoft saw triumph on the market in the 90s.
“This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago — Microsoft versus Apple, We’re winning that war pretty clearly now.”
Schmidt is confident that Android users are leading to the abandonment of traditional computers. Google’s strategy is, of course, to sell the operating system to third-party vendors, such as Samsung, HTC, Sony and others.
But Google does not gain only from the sale of its operating system, or production of material products. The interest of the Mountain View giant is to “make a bigger pie”, that access to the largest number of possible users to earn with the facilities offered.
In this context we need to see incredible data growth of Android: on one hand it is true that Apple generates more profits than its competitors. In the third quarter Android grabbed 72 percent of the market, while Apple had 14 percent.
Via | Bloomberg