Android Vs Apple: Day in and day out, the smartphone industry changes. From new product releases to fresh operating systems, you never know what the future is going to hold. With all this in mind, it is important to pay attention to the battle for the top spot in this segment of the market. While Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is always looked at as the frontrunner, it is important to note that Android powered devices are a dominant force.
In a recently published CNBC video, the discussion of whether or not Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is in trouble is discussed in great detail. Nate Lanxon, editor of Wired UK, talks about the battle between Apple and Samsung. Along with this, he discusses how the real competition is actually between Apple and Android (the operating system employed by Samsung devices).
The reason for this is simple: consumers are interested in apps, games, and the finer details of the phone, as far as features are concerned, as opposed to the handset itself, such as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone.
Early in the interview, Lanxon is asked “it is about the software for most of these devices” and here is what he had to say:
“It is about the apps. It is about the games. People now are spending so much money on apps and games and things like that, moving from an iPhone, to say Android, means basically buying all of these apps again.”
Soon enough, the host begins to discuss the potential release of the next Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone as well as the direct competition placed on the company by Samsung. Lanxon responded with the following:
“Samsung has done extremely well in marketing its Galaxy range. But at the same time it is also using the Android operating system which Google makes, and which, you can get that on many other devices, such as the HTC 1. It is very interesting that Samsung has such as huge dominance using a product that is arguably made by somebody else.”
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