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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

  • http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/ Katerina Selezneva

    I have been using an Android phone since a year, and I am quite satisfied with it. It’s a Chinese Huawei running on Android 2.1. But various iStatistics impressed me really very much, so I’ve decided to take a look on an iPhone. Of course, I tried comparing OS, not phones themselves. And I find the usability of Android (even 2.1) better than iOS. I especially like the possibility of customizing my desktop with widgets. My full research is here: A year on an Android-based smartphone vs. an hour with an iPhone http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/2011/09/year-on-android-based-smartphone-vs.html

  • Tom

    I see Google’s biggest problem in terms of apps as that Android users got used to get everything (with little few exceptions) for free. Apple on the other hand, got their users used to the $0.99 (or more) price tag for apps, so developers prefer to spend efforts in writing to iOS where they have better chances of making (some) money.

    • Tim242

      Free apps almost always have ads. They make more from ads, than one time buys of $ .99. They have the best of both worlds on Android.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanAzzarella Evan

    I’ve just never understood the comparison between the two OS’s in terms of pure volume of units sold. It is apples to oranges. Apple comes out with one device a year. The different models of iphones made since it came out were probably, at some point in time, eclipsed by new distinct Android phones in a weeks time. Comparing Apps between the two, sure, that’s something that can be debated as far as which is superior. But, I’m not a Dev, so I’ll stay away from an argument in which my opinion holds no water. 

    As for just pure experience, I’m torn. I have had the Droid X since the week it came out. It has been good to me, and I’ve enjoyed Android for what it is. I have rooted, custom ROM’ed, Themed, and done pretty much everything I could do with the phone. All of that was fun, I suppose, but all I was effectively doing were things to improve the rather unflattering stock experience my phone had (i.e. I’ve been using launcher pro forever. 

    I feel as if I’m at a crossroads. I used to hate the iPhone like all of you, then I actually familiarized myself with one. And, I like it. I love the simplicity, and how things just work the way they are supposed to. And, that I don’t have to download handcent, launcher pro, etc. to get the kind of experience I believe a phone at this point in the game should have. I want to stay loyal to Android, but I just don’t feel that the OS is improving enough to serve MY needs. (I emphasize MY because everyone has different tastes.) 

    • Tim242

      The iphone has no real launcher. If you got bored the experience on the X, have fun with your grid of icons. *rolls eyes* oh, have you seen ICS? Your argument def holds no water.

      • http://twitter.com/EvanAzzarella Evan

        If I really must debunk every point of criticism you’ve just made, I will…

        1. Never said the iphone had a launcher.
        2. I’m not bored with my phone per se, and nowhere did I adamantly state that. I have done different things with it in the past and no longer do so, but it’s only because the time it takes to reload everything, reset everything, and get it running normally just takes too much time for the very minimal benefit I receive. 
        3. The grid of icons thing being boring is a point of view…and it’s yours, not mine. The only widgets I use are beautiful widget home and launcher pro’s calender (Which basically just takes up space, I don’t really use it). I’ve never really used widgets. for no specific reason.
        4. I’ve seen ICS on videos, I’ve never used it. My guess is you haven’t either, since, oh, it’s not out yet (Albeit a few days away with the GN days away. When it is, you can bet I’ll be checking it out on demo phones at work. (One, and probably the only perk of working at Best Buy).
        5. There’s no argument I’m trying to make, other than possibly my first paragraph, which you didn’t touch on.

        Don’t make me out to be a person against Android, converting to Appleism, etc. I’m stating my point of view. 

        • Tim242

          Your point of view in conflicting, and makes no sense. You remind me of “bisexuals” haha

          • http://twitter.com/EvanAzzarella Evan

            Haha, I have to laugh at that one, well played sir. That was my point though, ultimately I am conflicted on what to do. I have an upgrade available, but not sure what to do with it.

    • Scott

      I myself am not a developer, coder, programmer, or in IT and I have seriously weighed the benefits and cons of purchasing the iPhone or Nexus.  I still own an OG Droid and it runs good, however to get it to run good, I had to root it, install a custom ROM, and a script.  I only did that because the phone became unusable.  Most of my friends also had “high end” for that time Android phones and almost all are on iPhones now, because their phones just dragged to much.  While I appreciate the openness and customization that Android offers, I sincerely feel like I had to tweak it to death.  In short, I’m not in the mood for that a second time around and just want my phone to work.  Some people enjoy this stuff and that’s cool.  I’m leaning Nexus at this point, but want to see if its going to be a functional phone without rooting it.  Spare me the name calling by the way.

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  • Anonymous

    When you talk about how well a ubiquitous operating system is doing better than a single phone from a single manufacturer.. you’ve already lost the game buddy.

    • Anonymous

      Shhhhhhhh……don’t make that very valid point! Allow them to continue in the folly of such backward thinking!

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  • Dude

    who cares.  only an idiot buys something because it is ahead of something.

  • Anonymous

    I hope we can get the first applications first. I hate that IOS always has the best applications and later updates.

  • Anonymous

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  • Brittowhat

    They will be ahead imo when they release a phone on time. There are millions of dollars in lost revenue when phones don’t come out on their launch day. #galaxynexus

    • Tim242

      Question: When has Verizon anmounced a launch day for the Nexus? #enlighten me

      • Most W4nted 1

        Im not only talking about the Nexus, look at the Bionic and a few other phones this year… DELAYS DELAYS DELAYS

        • Tim242

          None of those phones were delayed past the day Verizon announced them for release. You can’t hold Verizon responsible for leaked info. They do need to cough up a date though.

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  • Dominick DeVito

    Schmidt my Chairman says

  • Anonymous

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  • Dominick DeVito

    Android devs make money off Ads (good for them) – but I find Ads in apps painful.

    • Anonymous

      I do agree with you. They release a nice application, then put those stupid ads so we can pay for the non add version.

  • Dominick DeVito

    As a developer, how about Google create their own IDE so I can move on from Eclipse? There are lots of dev resources on the net, and for that I am truly grateful, but Google needs to stop preaching and start HELPING developers. 

    Say what you want about Apple or Microsoft, but at least they have their own full development environments. Sure, Objective-C is an awful language, but XCode is a lot more robust than anything an Android developer has access to. Not to mention an iOS developer can create both an iPhone and iPad app with just a few more lines of code, thus making it THAT MUCH easier to write an app for two devices.

    Also, the Android market is a mess. Yeah it’s cheaper but for the enterprise there’s no incentive. Google needs to create something like Apple has where you can create your own personal company app store, thus blocking the external one. Right now there’s no way to do something like this on Android. And the Android SDK simulator is too awful and painful to use it’s hard to find a dev device without spending more money (from Google’s dev site), especially with all new devices being locked down.

    On Android, yeah choice is great, but it’s a nightmare to code for. Screen sizes, chipsets, OS API target, etc

    • KevinC

      any phone on the market is good for a dev device for someone developing apps.  you don’t need an unlocked phone unless you’re modifying the OS, and the only people that need to do that are the oems.  

      • Dominick DeVito

        for simply running the app within eclipse and pushing the app to the device, yes. But for an enterprise you sometimes need to modify the OS – (blocking app market, etc). Right now we’re using an open source version of 2.3 and making simple adjustments. Working with a Xoom (nice) and a Streak 7 (not nice). I use my OG for phone testing (2.3.7). ADB doesn’t work on the Streak and sideloading on it is an utterly painful experience.

        Having a rooted device is also necessary (but not hard to get obviously), I use a terminal emulator frequently.

        • KevinC

          Yeah, I can see that.  And completely agreed about MS and Apple being ahead in the IDE department.  Eclipse is simply ok when compared against Visual Studio or XCode.

  • Azndan4

    Google, please STFU about ICS until we can actually buy a phone in the US that ships with Android 4.0.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1021460312 Andy Schlosser

    The lack of developer backing lies in how bad the market was and how flat out easy it is to pirate apps.

  • Stu Pidassol

    One thing that Android can’t beat Apple at is hype. Apple does like one major phone release per year, so the media and tech sites can make a big event of it when it happens. The sheeple read and watch TV and think that they must have that device if everyone is making such a big deal about it. Android has several makes of phones and most release more than one flagship phone per year and that’s not even counting the cheaper phones. No one outside the android community hardly makes a peep about a new Android phone, cuz it happens all the time. Look at the hype for the T-bolt and Bionic earlier in the year. Now before the year is even over, we have four (maybe) new flagship phones coming out again. Choice is great, but it can probably overwhelm novice users.

  • Anonymous

    I am truly sick of iOS getting apps first, it’s like “how about giving good apps first to better phones please…”

    • Loquacious Jones

      Because apps run on software not on hardware.  iOS is better software.

  • Anonymous

    Measuring a winner based on pure unit volume means what? 
    Eric is full of S H  I  T.
                        C M D

  • Rob Becker

     Eric Schmidt is the man.

  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

    Sorry, as much as I love my Droid and would definitely get a Galaxy Nexus (actually, I will get 4), what Schmidt wished for probably won’t come true in a short “six months” because of ICS. Why? Because 6 months from now, I bet we can still count the number of ICS phones by just 1 hand –  may be just by 1 finger. Given that how long it takes for phone makers to update their existing phones and release new phones with a new Android OS, we are not likely to see any ICS phone other than the Galaxy Nexus (and the updated Nexus S, maybe) in the next 6 months.

  • Anthony Vella

    My ass its #1, it will be #1 when you, Google, ACTUALLY DESIGN A PHONE FOR VERIZON THAT SUPPORTS ALL THE PURE GOOGLE EXPERIENCE FEATURES. Apple doesn’t take sh*t from any carrier and your their bit*h. Its pathetic how Apple still is beating you.

    • Bob marvin

      even with the carriers making all the rules for google android is still better than Apple. i completely understand why you would be jealous.

      • Stating El Obvious

        Awesome presentation of facts.

        • Anonymous

          Why have you not put the “o” at the end of your name, yet? You need some redeeming qualities when you be trollin’. Do it for the children.

          • Stating El Obvious

            Too much work.  I prefer incorrect Spanish grammar.  Keeps people on their toes, as evidenced by your commenting on it twice :P

  • Anonymous

    So subjective. So easy to shift. Android will surpass the iPhone in my eyes when everything works the way it’s supposed to, when there are updates that everybody gets at the same time, and when the devices work for ME. Right now, Android has nothing on the iPhone for me. I’m waiting for that to change with the nexus, and if it doesn’t, I’m jumping off the robot bandwagon. Till something else comes along. I don’t see what’s so hard about not having specific brand loyalty. Manufacturers and carriers have no consumer loyalty. I go with works for me at the particular moment. Pure. Simple.

    • Ccav913

      I might disagree with your choice but at least you tried android. Can’t Stand it when people bash android and have never even tried it past the unlock screen.

      • Anonymous

        Oh yea, I’m on and have been on droid since the first. Likely will still be if the nex is my huckleberry. I’m mesmerized by the iPhone screen quality right now and pissed at carriers but that doesn’t mean I’m anti droid. I see awesomeness in both platforms, mostly because I’m over 18 and can think for myself. Honestly the bashing of OSs on both sides is infantile and puts me off more than the products.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know where the Transformer Prime can be preordered? I can’t find anything.

    • DigitalEnforcer

      I don’t think anywhere… retailers are just hoping to get enough to fill their preorders. I preordered mine at best buy… but I’m thinking I might not be getting it because of what’s happened. The Pending order on my credit card has disappeared today…. not a good sign.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathanf Jonathan Fingas

    Problem is, Schmidt did nothing to address what Android really needs for developers — an assurance they’ll make money.

    Developers prefer to write for iOS because there’s a much greater chance they’ll actually make money.  Why would you write an Android game when it’ll take a lot longer to test hardware compatibility, your app will be buried in the Market on launch, and if you’re successful there will probably be a cloned or pirated version of your app?  There’s a good reason why Angry Birds and Cut the Rope are ad-sponsored free versions on Android — it’s because the developers don’t think they’d get revenue otherwise.

    Android 4.0 doesn’t fix those problems.  Google needs to actually watch apps going through the Market rather than approve them first and apologize later.  It needs to set hardware requirements, even if they’re fairly low, so teams know what to target.  And it needs to overcome a culture that complains when anything costs more than “free.”

    • http://profiles.google.com/originalme8 Christopher S. Bates

      Really? You think the culture complains when something isn’t free? I have bought plenty of apps on the Android market, and I never complain when I have to shell out some cash for a quality app, and, just to point it out, Angry Birds on Android has made more money in add revenue than the IOS paid version ever did.

    • Dangerous

      Cut the Rope isn’t free on the Android Market

    • Anonymous

      You need to stick with the iphone.  Don’t try to push Apple’s values onto another platform, that’s part of what makes Android so great.

      • Stating El Obvious

        This argument makes no sense.  The presence of apps doesn’t imply the presence of developer revenue.  It’s been proven time and time again that no one can touch Apple when it comes to developer revenue.  

        • Anonymous

          That’s why some devs are making more off Android than they are iOS, right? What you can’t seem to fathom is that Android offers another source of revenue for developers with a large user base and they aren’t just going to abandon that.

          • Dominick DeVito

            No one’s saying devs are going to abandon it, but in order to have Android apps first things need to change

          • Anonymous

            What does it matter which platform gets them first as long as both do.

      • Dominick DeVito

        Devs are making money off Android, but not nearly as much – and as someone pointed out, not the same way necessarily (Ad revenue, etc). You have it backwards. It has 400,000 apps because there are 550,000 Android devices getting activated daily. Devs are only developing for Android because of its dominant market share.

        • Anonymous

          What’s your point? None of that changes what I said and devs will continue to develop for it as long as they are making money. Some money is better than no money, regardless if they may or may not make more on another platform.

          • Anonymous

            App Store: $4.9 BILLION generated

            Android Market: $330 MILLION generated

            http://m.cnet.com/Article.rbml?nid=57328804&cid=null&bcid=&bid=-248

            Developers go where the money is…..period

          • http://twitter.com/belogical2 Be Logical

            does that include ad revenue? 

          • Anonymous

            Where do you think that money comes from? A lot less apps on iOS are free and they cost more plus itunes is very popular. I like the Android market as it is, I don’t want to pay more for everything to line the pockets of Apple or Google and developers. I find it funny you enjoy paying more but that’s why you have an iphone right? To use as a fashion statement and show off that you can afford the “premium” brand that is Apple right? Or are you just a developer that wants more money?

    • Anonymous

      you a mad developer bro?

    • Anonymous

      Wow, you mentioned more wrong facts than right..!

  • Gopats

    Stupid. Android is a mobile OS. iPhone is a device.

    • Kris Brandt

      Which doesn’t really matter considering that all iPhones run on one mobile OS anyways.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/mediogringo Dan Carter

    Duh. By like 25%.

  • Aaa

    When talking about apps, you also have to factor in the iPod. When you factor in all the people that have iPods, iPads, and/or iPhones, I bet it still beats out Android.

  • Anonymous

    If you guys are running shit so hard, how come you don’t have enough pull to get the Galaxy Nexus released?

    You think VZW would ever arbitrarily try to tell Apple what software they could put in that device, or push the phone back repeatedly? 

    • r8rs

      +1, lol!

  • http://profiles.google.com/originalme8 Christopher S. Bates

    Why do Apple fanboys come to this site? Don’t the have their own sites to troll on? Let us Android fans have our space, and quit crying and wishing you were part of the cool crowd.

    • Bob marvin

      yes they have grocery stores to troll at. in the produce department next to all the other fruits.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, if you count unreleased phones! 1 thing apple knows how to do is release a phone. Despite my android fanboyism, this is just embarrassing.

  • Anonymous

    Eric may not be eloquent, but he’s right. Of course, Android has always beaten the fruit phone in my eyes.

    *Posted from my 3G only Bionic. Thankfully, that’s temporary. Tomorrow the fruit phones will still be 3G and tiny. :)

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      We miss you lol

      • EC8CH

        I’ll second that.

        • Anonymous

          I’ll third that. That sounds kind of dirty . . .

          • http://twitter.com/Drweird13 Brian

            I don’t know what we’re talking about.

          • http://www.facebook.com/Rafita.Sandoval Rafa Sandoval

            sumtin bout fruit? 

      • Anonymous

        Awh, shucks! Thanks guys. <3 :-)

    • Hedney3

      wow havent seen this name pop up in awhile

    • Anonymous

      Where have you been brother? I miss these posts

      dear xxxxx

      xxxxxxx

      sincerely xxxxxx

      • Anonymous

        +1

        Where you been with those?!

      • Anonymous

        Dear AGrammarNazi,

        Fix the grammar in your post.

        Sincerely,
        Irony

      • Anonymous

        some ahole flamed him for always writing those posts….. shame, they were witty

      • Anonymous

        lol what a nick

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s pretty funny to be honest.

      Take a look at Google Catalog.  Google released this app for the iPad about 6 months ago, and it only recently came out for Android. 

      If Google doesn’t even prioritize it’s own OS; why should developers?

    • Jamesmullen75

      In Minneapolis here..quick reboot of my Bionic and I’m back to LTE.

  • Anonymous

    quantity vs quality Mr. Schmidt. Android currently is driven by market inundation of phones that all run android. Once people educate themselves on the workings of the two os after experiencing the pros and cons.. . let’s see if android is still ahead.

    • Dude

      I think that’s what caused the Android boom in the first place.

    • http://twitter.com/mikeinrichmond mike

      So everyone buying Android phones are uneducated? Tim Cook, is that you trollin’?

      • Anonymous

        by not educated I mean the ones who are trying android because they are everywhere. Once people have had a chance to experience the device.. they’ll know better.

        • Anonymous

          I’ll correct your last sentence for you.. “Once people have had a chance to experience the device..they’ll know IT’S better.” your welcome

          • Brandon

            you’re*

          • Stating El Obvious

            You’re*

        • Anonymous

          … doesn’t seem to be any room in your post for people who just prefer what Android brings versus what iOS brings.

          Doesn’t surprise me.

        • http://onlyourfriends.blogspot.com/ Charles Arnold

          Troll harder next time please. kthxbai

          • Loquacious Jones

            why do fandroids get so pissed when they hear the truth?

          • http://onlyourfriends.blogspot.com/ Charles Arnold

            Three things

            First, not pissed in the slightest, just thought he should try to troll harder. Was a very weak troll. Like a 0 or 1 out of 10.

            Second, what fact? His opinion is not fact. I know that is hard to believe but not everything said on the internet is fact. A lot of it is just some random persons opinion who is usually biased. Just because ahtrap thinks “they’ll know better” doesn’t mean anything. I know people who like android and got one originally “because they are everywhere”. Actually i know more people like that then people who switched to iphones. But that doesn’t mean anything either. It is just some anecdotal evidence on my part.

            Third, who said I was a fandroid? I could like iPhone and disagree with him, i could like wp7, or like android but not be a fandroid. or maybe i like all 3 or an combination of them. Hell maybe i am a blackberry guy … hell who am i kidding no one likes blackberry. lol. The moral of the story is just because i disagree with him and his trolling attempt does not say anything about my stance on the type of phone i use

            or TL:DR: You need to troll harder next time as well.1/10. kthxbai

    • Anonymous

      That’s a great point. I believe Android is superior but we shall see. Marketshare numbers alone don’t represent much, since MANY of the Android phones out there are crappy, low-end phones. And the people who buy those are NOT happy with them, I can assure you.

      • Anonymous

        How can you assure us of this?

        • Anonymous

          thanks for noticing these people are clearly talking out of their asses

        • Dominick DeVito

          I would agree that most non-technical smartphone buyers who don’t care much about what they buy, just as long as its a smartphone, then they tend to default to Android.

          I know tons of folks that are buying Androids because they want a smartphone but don’t know why, just that they don’t want an iPhone. Then after a few months its too complex for them, or have a hardware issue, or can’t get support for something, etc – then they tell me they want an iPhone.

          • Anonymous

            None of that is evidence.

          • Dominick DeVito

            never said it was – just a personal account. 

    • Dominick DeVito

      True, I agree that MS Windows’ quality doesn’t match its market share. But does Google care? Truth is we really don’t know. They want people using Google services and right now it’s looking bright for them. I mean, from a business perspective, wasn’t the MS strategy the right way to go?

      But we’ll eventually see how much they care about software quality.

  • Anonymous

    Nexus posts are shooting up/spreading like many of the std’s in my village

    • Anonymous

      Bootstrap it up..

      • Hcoboy1987

        before you slap it up

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      That’s what happens when you root it and boot it.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, his village has too many people forcing open the bootloader and loading a ROM.

        Goodnight, everybody!

      • Anonymous

        Supauser dat ho!

    • Anonymous

      Two things will be very helpful for your village.
      1. A new Galaxy Nexus
      2. Circumcision

       

      • Anonymous

        You can blame VZW for number 1

        for number 2 we need doctors, real doctors, our shamans know nothing of this

        • Anonymous

          blame samsung

          • Rickkane

            Blame Canada.

          • Anonymous

            lol Europe already have the GN.

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  • Anonymous

    Let’s hope the big developers are on board with ICS. But until then, fanboys will be fanboys. And I see more and more of my friends switching to iPhones lately.

    • http://twitter.com/mikeinrichmond mike

      Really? I see just the opposite. Lots of folks I know switched to Android when the iPhone 4S happened..

      • Anonymous

        Hm. Guess it just depends on who you talk to…

        • Anonymous

          The plural of anecdote is not evidence.

          • Loquacious Jones

            So there’s no evidence either way, right?  

          • Anonymous

            There may be evidence out there; these guys just don’t have any.

          • Loquacious Jones

            Nor does Schmidt really.  He’s speaking purely off unit volume.  That speaks ZERO to how happy the people are, why they bought what they did, whether they plan to stick with Android, or whether they’re “beating” iPhone.  

          • http://onlyourfriends.blogspot.com/ Charles Arnold

            You make me smile. For you are smart. I shall call you smart guy from now on. lol

            It is amazing how “i know a guy” turns into “i know a guy so i must be right”.

      • Dominick DeVito

        I’m seeing the exact opposite. Lots of folks who bought an Android before the iPhone was available for VZW bought an Android, liked it at first, then over time didn’t like it so much, now have iPhones.

        I’m not trolling. I love and prefer Android, and always will. But the average Joe wants a better experience, and let’s face it, fragmentation has exploded over the last year or so, support shrunk, updates happen less frequently, stock phones (sans Nexus) are non-existent, and OEMs are poppin out phones like hotcakes. It’s all leading to disaster.

        • Georgetown Sir

          I had a Droid 1, purchased a droid x and converted to iphone when my upgrade was available in july. I was rooted, rom’ed out and honestly i don’t miss any of it. Apple is definitely a locked down ecosystem, but god the app efficiency to android is night and day. Granted, the best apps are paid, but seriously, they’re written so well that the developers deserve the compensation. As cliche’ as sounds, apps really do make or break a device. Example, my friend and I both have the game shadowgun for our phones, I have the iphone, he has a samsung epic. My game runs perfect, his lags, yet we have near identical specs. Apple utilizes the gpu much more efficiently than android. Android needs to polish its OS much more in order to compete with iOS. Its the reason why my single core iphone 4 will be getting GTA 3 next week, and your brand new dual core galaxy s2 won’t.

          • Anonymous

            . Why phone is making dual core now lol? Apple just concentrates
            on one small device yearly unlike android. They do not change the size either
            nor the form factor. It may run better than android at this moment, but you
            have to remember phone is older than android.

          • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

            I would definitely choose iPhone over Android if I was into games on the phone. For all other uses Android is the top.

        • Anonymous

          Everybody loves android better, but IOS is flawless and they
          have the best applications as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    But no one will have the G-Nex in 6 months because it won’t be out yet, so no ICS! Too soon?

  • Dude

    What he meant was, “Verizon is ahead of the Nexus now”

  • Peter Kelly

    Is there a device that delivers ICS, or will we need to wait 6 months?

    Did anyone ask Eric that?

  • Lmrojas

    Pleaseeeeeeeeeee

  • Kingnex

    Not if Verizon has anything to say about it.

  • fartbubbler

    Nexus please.

  • Anonymous

    Yes.

    • Anonymous

      This is coming from the same guy that said Google TV is going to be widespread by next summer, remember that.