Phil Schiller: Products That Run Google Android Are Inferior to the iPhone

Posted March 13, 2013 at 10:33pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8897 views

Speaking with the WSJ, Apple SVP Phil Schiller said that products which run Google's Android operating system are inferior to the iPhone. Schiller's comments come just one day before Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S IV smartphone.

Apple's research shows that four times as many iPhone users switched from Android than to Android during the fourth quarter, according to Schiller. He also said that Android users are often running out of date operating systems and that the fragmentation of Android was "plain and simple"

"Android is often given a free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn't as good as an iPhone," said Schiller. He feels that Android suffers in part because different elements come from different companies; whereas, Apple is responsible for all its hardware and software.

"When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with," he said. "They don't work seamlessly together."

The 'iPhone 5S' is predicted for release this summer in order to compete with Samsung's new Galaxy S IV. It's rumored that the device has already entered production.

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6italia0 - March 14, 2013 at 3:18pm
As much as I love my iphone 5 much more than my note ii (which I am posting this with btw) phil schiller is just a douche inside outside and all around. While its true phones like the s3 and note ii overall suck balls when it comes to storage or basic os format, there is no need to blatantly just say the os is overall inferior, I mean just look at htc and sense 4.x or even better their new htc one (M7) which I look at as an android iphone 5 basically in terms of build. Sense 4.x and 5 makes for as close to seamless function as android can get. Samsung fails horribly in many areas which is where I think this is more directed towards, but that is just from my point of view. #FUCKYOUPHIL
zeppy - March 15, 2013 at 6:28am
+1Billion ^ The HTC One is easily superior or at least the equivalent of Apple in terms of premium hardware. The current Android OS smokes my locked down crippled and limited iOS on all of my 5 iPhones purchased in the past.
NoGoodNick - March 14, 2013 at 4:11am
As I always said from day one I hate the IPhone. And yes I am definitely a HATER. I'm a Samsung fan always have been always will be.
WaterFalls - March 14, 2013 at 5:08am
I am happy you camp on the Droid side... however I would love to hear why you prefer the Google platform? Mini SD card slot? -- thats hardware. Larger screen? -- again hardware. A pen? -- lol hardware yet again. Android? -- its open? You are open to more Security troubles. You are open to more Viruses too. Your Phone DOES NOT upgrade its OS. WHY ON EARTH do you LOVE ANDROID? What is it you do personally with Android to make your life better... ? Open provides you with customizable screens? eye candy -- doesn't improve anyone experience or use. True multi-tasking? -- okay but it really sucks the multitasking on Droid. And with cheaper models of phones that run Droid... there just isn't enough ram included to manage apps well. The top Samsung Phone COSTS no different than Apples top Phone. try now to convince everyone... come on.
WaterFalls - March 14, 2013 at 5:18am
I am happy you camp on the Droid side... however I would love to hear why you prefer the Google platform? Mini SD card slot? -- thats hardware. Larger screen? -- again hardware. A pen? -- lol hardware yet again. Android? -- its open? You are open to more Security troubles. You are open to more Viruses too. Your Phone DOES NOT upgrade its OS. WHY ON EARTH do you LOVE ANDROID? What is it you do personally with Android to make your life better... ? Open provides you with customizable screens? eye candy -- doesn't improve anyone experience or use. True multi-tasking? -- okay but it really sucks the multitasking on Droid. And with cheaper models of phones that run Droid... there just isn't enough ram included to manage apps well. The top Samsung Phone COSTS no different than Apples top Phone. try now to convince everyone... come on.
Being... - March 14, 2013 at 10:13am
You can be a Android or Samsung fan. Do you think anybody will care about it on iClarified, an apple oriented forum ? You can also be a Justin Bieber fan... your music taste will match you taste for technology! ^.^ I'm not a fan, I'm a developer and I can tell you than the Xcode, IOS framework the Apple design approach if by far the best out here and it's not gonna change within the next few years! After the fact that people are fan or not we don't care! When in Asia (Japan or Chine) you will see crazy file of people waiting in line to buy an Apple product... there's a reason. Not only a marketing reason, they have had this product in their hands for a few seconds and they know it is far better than the htc/samsung/ 'iphone look like" plastic ones.
zeppy - March 14, 2013 at 2:58am
Phil Schiller you come across as a 'gay greedy prostitute' paid by Apple to say these things. Here is the truth... Apple used to be the "best" but over time Apple has dropped the ball... Android has blossomed and now dominates the smartphone market. HTC is the Apple of Android in terms of premium build quality and features to die for. Apple, your greedy business decisions have cost you so many lifetime customers. We used to buy and enjoy so many iDevices (despite the fact that the devices were: too locked-down, too crippled, and too limited). We simply are moving away from Apple and towards Android for all of the right reasons.
TC - March 14, 2013 at 5:56am
1 ^
JG - March 14, 2013 at 2:24am
"Apple is responsible for all its hardware and software".....Man just Face it....you will never be Steve Jobs......you didn't invent anything or innovated anything......just another white neck running the show......cut your crap and make iphone better....is already really boring.......
Sourcum69 - March 14, 2013 at 12:59am
After iPhone 4 I switched to a Note 2 to try something new. Big mistake! The apps, even the popular ones like facebook, Flipboard and Jump Desktop crash, flicker and slow down to a stop when I try to just type a simple comment. The customization is really not all it's cracked up to be. Simple functions that make using an iPhone fun to use were very missed. Android is clumsy, unintuitive and a lot more limited than I expected out of something that is open source. I traded the Note 2 for the iPhone 5, jailbroke it and it is freakin awesome! I will never make the mistake of messing with Android again!
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