In the war of the operating systems, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are always at the forefront of the discussion. These are the two biggest players right now, thanks in large part to Samsung devices and the iPhone, so it is only natural for people to pay more attention to them.
In the Google camp, Larry Page and Sundar Pichai have not had any problem gaining traction. The same holds true for Tim Cook and Jony Ive at Apple.
That being said, there is only room for one operating system at the top.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Adoption & Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
On July 24, 2013, the search engine giant rolled out its new Jelly Bean 4.3 operating system. For now, the OS is only available for Nexus-type Android devices.
Chitika Insights recently published a report discussing the one year adoption of the Android operating system.
Just how much success has the new operating system brought to Google? According to the study, taking a closer look at a sample from the date range of July 24 to July 21, “Jelly Bean 4.3-enabled Nexus devices are already responsible for a little more than 37% of North American Web traffic generated from Nexus-type devices running Android 4.0 or higher.”
In other words, it has not taken long for the new operating system to gain traction.
Although Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has rolled out the upgrade to Nexus devices, among a few others, it is not until when carriers push Jelly Bean 4.3 that we will realize its full potential.
You may be wondering what this means to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). For one, anytime Google does something like this, Cupertino takes notice and feels the pressure to combat it with its own updates.
Another point worth noting is that unlike Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS, in the case of Android “it is the carrier of these devices that decides the rollout of new OS releases..” This gives Apple a little more control.
Don’t expect the operating system battle between Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS to die off anytime soon. Things are just getting interesting, now that Jelly Bean 4.3 is here.
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