Eric Schmidt on Android vs. iOS: 'We're Winning That War Pretty Clearly Now'

Posted December 12, 2012 at 9:25pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10217 views

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt confidently declares that Google is winning the war for mobile in an interview with Bloomberg.

Schmidt said Android is extending its lead over Apple at a rate that compares with Microsoft's domination of Apple in the 1990s.

Booming demand for Android-based smartphones is helping Google add share at the expense of other software providers, Schmidt said yesterday in an interview at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York. Android snared 72 percent of the market in the third quarter, while Apple had 14 percent, according to Gartner Inc. Customers are activating more than 1.3 million Android devices a day, Schmidt said.

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

Google feels that by giving away Android to hardware partners that it will drive traffic to its other services such as Search and Maps.

“The core strategy is to make a bigger pie,” he said. “We will end up with a not perfectly controlled and not perfectly managed bigger pie by virtue of open systems.”

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yamskie - December 14, 2012 at 7:07am
stupid old man :D
jahmed80 - December 13, 2012 at 6:52am
if appl starts selling their mobile ios, then you have to look for android with microscope... lol... appl against the whole world..!!
Ken - December 13, 2012 at 4:21am
He must be the only one who thinks there's a war...
Steve Jobs said: - December 13, 2012 at 2:19pm
"I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this." Allthough I agree, that there should be a war in the first place..
should=shouldn't - December 13, 2012 at 3:55pm
Fred - December 13, 2012 at 3:54am
this guy is a smartest stupid guy
matt - December 13, 2012 at 3:17am
Today Apple has 76% of smart phones profits according to Citi bank investment research, long term Apple will lead and Android will still be free but confusing to people that want there phone to be a tool not a tech gadget that needs Microsoft like spyware protection and multiple operating systems that may or may not work on your device. google may make a good operating system but gives it away to literally anyone and not everyone knows what to do with it.
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