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Apple Inc. (AAPL) iOS, Google Inc (GOOG) Android Profit from Shift to Tablets

The shift from PCs to tablets has been well documented over the past few months. While this means bad news for some companies, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) should not be too worried. With iOS and Android, respectively, these two companies are in position to take full advantage of the shift towards tablets and smartphones.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)Tim Cook and Jony Ive has positioned Apple to succeed in the tablet market pushing forward. The same holds true with Google, as Larry Page and Sundar Pichai are moving the company in the right direction.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Happy

According to a recent study by Canalys, Apple iOS and Google Android “have profited from the shift to tablets, as they have proved to be the only type of PC with any momentum.”

As to be expected, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) have positioned themselves for success, despite the fact that the PC market is dying a slow death.

At this time, Google has its eyes set on the consumer market with hopes of beating Apple in both the tablet and smartphone space.

The one thing Google has going for it is the distribution of Android through a variety of vendors, including Samsung. Apple, on the other hand, only has its own devices, such as the iPad and iPhone, for getting its operating system in the hands of consumers.

The same study offers some data on the worldwide PC market which saw no growth during the past quarter. During this time, however, there was a 42.9 percent increase in tablet shipments.

Also worth noting is that Canalys believes “tablets will outsell notebooks by Q4 of this year” despite a slight slowdown during the second quarter.

Once again, when the dust clears we are left with two companies slugging it out for supremacy: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG).

Both companies want to be known as the cream of the crop in the tablet market, and at this point it appears that both have what it takes to claim the spot.

Who has the upper hand in your mind? iOS or Android?

These hedge fund managers are liking what they see from Apple: David Einhorn, Christopher Hansen, Jeffrey Edwards, and Mark Diker.

Check out the following video to learn more about where things stand with iOS and what the future holds for this operating system:

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