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Google’s Eric Schmidt: “Android Is Ahead Of The iPhone Now”

At a recent conference, Eric Schmidt has declared that Android has now surpassed the iPhone.  But, how? Schmidt goes on to explain that when measuring pure unit volume, OS, price, and availability that Android is a clear winner.  What Android still lacks is a developer backing though.  Many app vendors just don’t see the numbers yet and are sticking with just supplying iOS customers with their apps until the numbers are in Android’s favor. 

Schmidt thinks that the numbers will reflect Android’s power very soon though.

“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.”

With the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich, the mighty Googler feels that in a short “six months,” users will no longer see their favorite applications come out for iOS first anymore, but for Android.  Is ICS going to change that much in terms of benefits for developers?  Will we see a complete 180 degree turn in which OS applications make it to first? According to Eric Schmidt, it will.

Via: CNET

  • Anonymous

    I understand devs. needing to make money on their work but wouldn’t it be better to dev. for android seeing how their are no restrictions on your app? No big brother making you use their tools then determining if your app can be put in the market. I dunno just thinking in terms of a vision someone gets when they have an idea for a great app then when they try to make that app it is instead turned into what someone else thinks it should look like bc your forced to use limited tools to make it. 

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  • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

    Yeah, it’s ahead in crap production. Android is the Kia and Apple is the Acura.

  • …..

    wishful thinking at best

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  • Alexander Garcia

    LOL Okay okay! Now I love LOVE Android and I wouldn’t leave Android for iOS as long as Android continues to impress and innovate, but I will say this… You mad trippin’ Mistah Schmidt!!!

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  • EMAW

    I farted a couple of minutes ago…smelled like apples…

    • Nick S

      Got your i*hone on vibrate, sailor?

  • Anonymous

    all my friends use iphone and im the only one sticking with Android. when they showing off their features, i can only sit there and shut up. since i got nothing to fight them back… i play around their phone once in a while, i found their UI really smooth and lag free and their games are much better. I am using htc incredible now and going to get the nexus, but beside 4g and the screen, what else is better than iphone? 

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Android will NEVER have the polish when you have different companies making the hardware and software. It’s Microsoft all over again.