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Eric Schmidt, executive chairman at Google, says Android handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are now ahead of the Apples iOS handsets such as the iPhone 4S. He said, “Android is ahead of the iPhone now.”
When Schmidt was asked how he came to this conclusion, he said, “unit volume [and] Ice Cream Sandwich”. He adds “the price is lower [and] there are more vendors.”
The Google chairman made these remarks in Paris at the LeWeb conference. This was a conference for future web techs and entrepreneurs.
Schmidt reckons that Android will soon overrun the iOS, despite app developers favoring the App Store over the Android Market. He said, “Ultimately, application vendors are driven by volume, and volume is favored by the open approach Google is taking.
“There are so many manufacturers working to deliver Android phones globally.”
“Whether you like Android or not, you will support that platform, and maybe you’ll even deliver it first.”
Compared to the year before, Android seems to keep getting bigger and bigger. It is now ahead of the iOS in a number of major markets.
Do you agree with Google’s Eric Schmidt, or are you a diehard Apple fan. Voice out your opinion through a comment.
The iPhone 4S is one of today’s top selling handsets. However, it still failed to surpass the astronomical sales of the Samsung Galaxy S2. The Korean tech giant’s handset is still the top-selling smartphone in the UK for the month of November.
According to the Cupertino firm, when the iPhone 4S landed in the UK, 4 million units were sold on that particular weekend. Despite these monumental sales, it still wasn’t enough to take the Galaxy S2 off its throne on the uSwitch Mobile Tracker. The uSwitch Mobile Tracker ranks handsets based on sales and search.
Since the S2 has dominated the uSwitch Mobile Tracker for eight consecutive months, this is a clear indication that iPhones are no longer the most desired smartphones by Brits.
According to Ernest Doku, uSwitch’s technology expert, “The iPhone 4S has generated a huge level of interest from consumers, with retailers really finding it tough to cope with the high demand, even a month post-launch. This situation has certainly been compounded by the iPhone 4S’s surprising level of affordability.
“However, this should not take anything away from Samsung’s achievement with the ever popular Galaxy S II. It is undoubtedly the phone of the year, critically acclaimed and capturing the interest of smartphone addicts across the country for the last eight months.”
Will the iPhone 4S ever surpass the extremely popular Samsung Galaxy S2? Share your opinion through a comment.
Apple has just hired Comex, a popular hacker responsible for a number of iPhone jailbreaking websites. Te hacker will now be working with Apple as an intern.
If you are into jailbreaking your iPhone, you must have heard of websites such as Spirit and JailbreakMe. The hacks found on these websites will allow you to unlock your iPhone, which will then allow you to tweak performance levels as well as make use of various tools unobtainable on locked iPhones.
It looks like Apple is looking to tighten its grip on its platform, making it more secure. It makes sense for Apple to get their hands on young talent, who has successfully breached the iOS’ security. Offering hackers better-paying jobs in the future will ensure Apple patches up the cracks in the system. It’s better to hire a hacker to solve the problem, rather than trying to blindly looking for backdoors.
Tech giants hiring hackers is not new. In the past, Facebook reportedly hired a known hacker George Francis Hotz aka geohot and million 75, who was infamous for hacking the Sony PlayStation 3, which resulted in Sony suing Hotz. Apple looks to take advantage of similar talent through Nicholas Allegra aka Comex.
The news of Apple hiring Comex, came from Comex (Nicholas Allegra) himself. On his Twitter account, Allegra tweeted, “It’s been really, really fun, but it’s also been a while and I’ve been getting bored.”
It looks like industry giants have now adapted a new mantra, “If you can’t beat ‘em, hire ‘em.”