Apple iOS vs. Google Android
Originally posted on VoIP & Gadgets Blog, here: http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/apple/apple-ios-vs-google-android.asp.
In other words, iPhones, like Macs in the 1990s with only be owned by loyal Apple aficionados or people who like to pay more for high-end stuff. An interesting theory, which Daring Fireball took offense to:
I'll also add that there are way more apps for the iPhone vs. the Android, and I prefer the user experience of the iPhone, however, Android is catching up fast.
Daring Fireball hits the nail on the head when he writes:
Android isn’t like Windows. Windows was created to make massive licensing revenue for Microsoft, and to serve as a platform for additional sold-for-profit software like Office and Exchange. Google gives Android away free of charge, profiting only indirectly (but, perhaps, handsomely nonetheless) by delivering mobile ads. There&rsuo;s never been anything like Android before. But there’s never been anything like iOS before either.Daring Fireball brings up something that has been missing from the Apple iOS vs. Google Android discussion and that is Google only makes money from mobile ads and the search data from when you search on Google from your Android device. Google gets zero, zilch, nada for any phone manufacturer selling Android phones. This is where the wildcard comes into play - Microsoft. By default Android's default search engine is Google. Now, what is to stop Microsoft from spending millions to "buy" that premium position from carriers and make Bing the default search engine? Nothing!
I expect Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, sitting on $40 billion in cash, will go on the offensive and undercut Google's sole revenue source from Android. Android itself won't suffer, but Google will get the short end of the stick. Microsoft is betting big on Windows Phone 7 and anything they can do to knock Google down a peg helps them. Google is spending millions developing Android and giving away the operating system for free and the revenue stream (search/advertising) which is supposed to go to Google has been hijacked by Bing because Microsoft paid to play.
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