Eric Schmidt has never been one to shy away from comments on Android’s biggest competitor, Apple. Speaking yesterday in an interview, he said that there was a platform battle between Android and Apple and that it was the “defining” battle of the industry.
Schmidt went on to say the battle between the two companies would benefit the consumer in the end. More competition means more innovation which gives us better mobile devices in our hands. He also threw in a jab at Apple’s decision to switch away from Google Maps, saying, “Maps are hard, Apple should have kept our maps… They’re better.”
Do you feel that this defining battle will in fact benefit the end user?