More Info from the Apple Vs. Google War
After many weeks of testimony and countless looks behind the iron curtain, the jury overseeing technology’s biggest ever lawsuit reached a verdict on Friday. The enormously complex case, according to The Verge, needed “some 700 individual decisions” to align in order for the jury to reach a final answer. All it took was three days […]
Android has an incredible grip on the smartphone operating system market in China. A new report released by Analysys International suggests that Google’s mobile OS has a 90.1 percent grip of all smartphone operating systems. That’s no doubt thanks to ZTE, Samsung and Huawei, all of which sell smartphones running Android in China. Apple’s iOS market […]
Android’s growth doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. According to a new report released by Gartner on Wednesday, Android currently has a 56.1% share of the global smartphone OS market, followed by iOS with a 22.9% share, Symbian with an 8.6% share and RIM’s BlackBerry OS with a 6.9% share. Android’s market […]
““This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago… Microsoft versus Apple,” Schmidt told Bloomberg in a recent interview. “We’re winning that war pretty clearly now. The core strategy is to make a bigger pie. We will end up with a not perfectly controlled and not perfectly managed bigger pie by virtue of open systems.”
This is a multi-front war, though, and isn’t really just one “battle.” Google is fighting Apple in the ad space, fighting Apple with physical tablets and smartphones, and fighting Apple in the courtroom over patents. If Apple’s win over Samsung is any sign, Apple’s winning the patent war.
On a global scale, however, Android is beating iOS in the mobile operating system market. Gartner said in May that Android has a lion’s share at 56.1 percent to Apple’s 22.9 percent market share. So in that view, Android is winning. We can’t forget growing smartphone markets like China, either, where ZTE, Huawei, Samsung and others have pushed Apple out of the top five phone vendors. That’s helped bump Android to a 90 percent market share in China, too. Still, the iPhone 5 and Apple’s new iPads are selling like hotcakes in the United States.
So who’s winning? Well, that really depends on the topic and who you ask. Of course Schmidt wants investors to think Google is winning, but I think that’s really up for debate.