Paris, France – Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt speaking at the LeWeb conference bluntly said that ”Android is ahead of the iPhone now,“. The conference room is filled with iPhone, iPad and Mac and became silent with skepticism. He think is winning in terms of volume sales, number of vendors that selling Android powered smartphones and tablets and most of all the current Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Android OS is free for the reason that this is the way for Google to introduce their product and services to the people. Among the top services are provided by Google are Gmail, Maps, Google Plus, GTalk, Google Docs and to name a few in both business and social networking services. “Social, local, mobile has been true for humans for at least 10,000 years, so I don’t think it’s going to go away any time soon.” – being said, today’s trend is mobile communication, this includes Mobile Internet, Voice over Internet Protocol, Email and most of all Social Media marketing and Google is rying to be the leader.
In ZDNet article by Stephen Shankland pointed out the main weakness of Android today is Application development. Many app developers prioritize Apple iOS app development over Android. I think this accurate because iOS users are buying more apps compared to Android’s Free apps (with ad support), though Paid apps is also available in Android but not as big as iOS app buyers. In contrast there are more Android app download compared to iOS however most of the numbers of this downloads are free apps.
The Android 4.0 ICS is a revolutionary mobile OS. It is much refine compared to its predecessor, it is fast and currently rolled out in Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The upgrade for Android 4.0 is coming as early as 2012 and we can see more jump off in the app market sales.
What do you think Apple fans and Android geeks?