Google Boss Says Android is Winning The War for Mobile

Provocative new comments from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt are getting noticed Wednesday. According to the prominent executive, Android is winning the war for mobile in its heated competition …

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Provocative new comments from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt are getting noticed Wednesday. According to the prominent executive, Android is winning the war for mobile in its heated competition with Apple’s iOS.

Speaking with Bloomberg in a telling new interview, Schmidt says Google’s Android is extending its lead over Apple in the mobile-software market “at a rate that compares with Microsoft’s expansion in desktop software in the 1990s.”

Although Apple may have a different opinion on the matter, Schmidt wasn’t taken to task on his claims as he backed up his assertion with compelling facts.

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.

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

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    Fuck you Eric! Wonder how far you would have been if you weren't in the board of Apple and didn't knew all the iPhone details!

    Microsoft won, still it's too crappy compared to Mac! Android is always going to be a massively used crap, just as windows!

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    I agree. But I would choose some Windows 7 Mobile instead of Android. I found Android not really perfect and Apple – overrated and useless.