Call it unfashionable or even second class, but Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)‘s Android system outstrips Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS by far in terms of market share. On Bloomberg, Steve Odland, President and CEO of the Committee for Economic Development, and David Kirkpatrick, Bloomberg’s contributing editor, discussed the two giant operating systems of the smart phone industry.
Some people might see Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s platform as unfashionable, because there are no lines stretching for almost 13 blocks when the smart phone companies running on Android release their new products, unlike Apple. However, that in itself could be a sign of convenience for users of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s operating system. What it is definitely not a sign of is the market share of the two companies.
Odland commented on this misleading picture and even went as far as to say that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s software was used in devices that were the design pioneers of the smart phone world.
“[…] It’s interesting to see that Android is still double the market share of Apple worldwide . I mean people don’t realise that in this country so when you see lines like this it’s usually a fashion statement as much as it is a technology statement and in this case you see that this iPhone 6 has some cool things but it’s really catching up with the Samsung machine […],” said Odland.
Devices based on Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Android system used larger screens and dominated the market for cellular devices for years. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been reluctant to change the screen size for their devices and finally when they have chosen to enlarge the dimensions in their latest release of iPhones, the market has responded well.
However, the question remains if Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be able to attract back the customers that it lost during the time of smaller screens.
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