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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.
Apple is taking its legal battle against the Korean tech giant Samsung to the UK. The Cupertino firm is now claiming that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S2 have copied the design of the iPad and iPhone in British courts.
The lawsuit was filed by Apple this week. This followed Samsung’s legal action against Apple back in June. Although the details of the lawsuit filed has not been disclosed yet, we’re sure it is similar to the lawsuits it has filed in other countries concerning copying its products’ design and even its products’ packaging. Samsung also claims that Apple has infringed on its patents.
Apple has successfully had the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned across Europe. However, the ban has been temporarily lifted in some parts of Europe.
Apple and Samsung are engaged in legal battles in over 20 countries. Apple is claiming that core elements of Google’s Android OS used by Samsung’s devices as well as other major players infringes on Apple’s patents. If ever Apple manages to prove this, this will give Apple legal grounds to go after these other manufacturers as well as Google. Google has now armed itself with a vast portfolio of new patents when it purchased Motorola Mobility. Expect these legal battles to get even bloodier.
Should these industry leaders carry on suing the hell out of each other to protect their intellectual property, or should they just focus on getting cutting-edge technology in our hands? Give us your thoughts.
According to acting president of HTC US, Martin Fichter, iPhones are for old people. At the Mobile Future Forward in Seattle, the HTC boos said that he surveyed his daughter’s college friends. He said, “None of them has an iPhone, because they told me: ‘My dad has an iPhone.’ There’s an interesting thing that’s going on in the market. The iPhone becomes a little less cool than it was. They were carrying HTCs. They were carrying Samsungs. They were even carrying some Chinese manufacturer’s devices.”
Fitcher added, “Macbook Airs are cool. iPhones are not that cool anymore. We here are using iPhones, but our kids don’t find them that cool anymore.”
It’s not surprising why Fitcher was rather contemptuous towards Apple. The two phone giants are engaged in a legal battle over patents disputes. The HTC president said, “A lot of time, money and energy is just wasted based on these patent wars.” He believes that industry leaders must “protect intellectual property but stop ourselves from wasting all of this energy that should go into putting better technology into people’s hands.”
Fitcher doesn’t seem too bothered about Google acquiring Motorola Mobility. He said, “It is good for the whole ecosystem… it is a good thing that Google has access to these patents.”
The HTC boss has something else to add about Apple’s iCloud. He said, “We all talk a lot about the cloud… If we change the way we behave and have all of our music not on our phones any more but only in the cloud, I can tell you that networks will have problems.”
Both Apple and Android enthusiasts agree with Fitcher. Yes, Apple should protect its intellectual property, but it should focus more on creating more innovative products for the consumer.