Google’s Schmidt: Android winning mobile war over Apple

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt compared Android’s growing lead over Apple in mobile software to Microsoft’s software rise in the 1990s, in a Bloomberg Businessweek interview. “This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago — Microsoft versus Apple,” Schmidt said. “We’re winning that war pretty clearly now.” Android took 72 percent of the market in the third quarter, to Apple’s 14 percent, according to technology research company Gartner, Inc. However, those numbers belie the two companies’ differing business models when it comes to mobile software, as Google gives away its Android operating system to numerous third-party hardware developers, while Apple limits iOS to its own products.

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