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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.
It looks like autumn is going to be a good month for mobile. The iPhone 5 will launch early on October. Furthermore, the Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be rolling out at around the same period.
Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman, announced at the SalesForce.com, “We have a new operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason, which is being released in October/November, which everyone’s really excited about.”
The Android Ice Cream Sandwich launching on the last quarter of 2011 was no secret. However, the search giant’s chairman announcing that it will be rolling out either on October or November gives us a better idea on when the update will be arriving. Andrew Rubin, Google VP of mobile, will be attending the AsianD conference from the 19th to the 21st of October. We’re almost certain that the Android update will be officially announced by then.
The Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be merging the smartphone-optimized Gingerbread and the tablet-optimized Honeycomb. How Google plans to do this, we’re not exactly sure.
The real question is, what device will first be powered by Ice Cream Sandwich? According to reports, it will be the Samsung-made Google Nexus Prime. The device is said to sport a Super AMOLED touchscreen with no physical buttons whatsoever.
We’re excited to see what Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer. Are you? Let us know what you feel.
At first, we thought the search giant Google was merely interested in the vast patent portfolio of Motorola Mobility when it purchased the US-based phone manufacturer. Now, Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt, confesses that the recent acquisition wasn’t just about patents. It was also about hardware.
The Chairman revealed this information in the Salesforce.com conference. He explained that their biggest acquisition to date was also about hardware. He said, “We did it for more than just patents.”
He added, “We actually believe that the Motorola team has some amazing products coming….We’re excited to have the product line, to use the Motorola brand, the product architecture, the engineers.”
It looks like the search giant was mostly impressed with one of the most popular handsets ever designed, the Motorola RAZR. It was this level of innovation that attracted Google to Motorola Mobility.
Schmidt said, “These guys invented the RAZR. We know them well because they’re Google Apps users….[We like] having at least one area where we can do integrated hardware and software.”
From the Google Chairman’s excitement, it looks like we will be seeing a number of innovative devices from Google and Motorola or simply Googorola. Who knows what both the hardware innovator and the software giant have in store for us? All we know is, it’s going to be good.