There is some debate whether Android has surpassed iOS in the smartphone market, given the greater developer support for iOS at the moment. However, Google chairman Eric Schmidt thinks that the 1.3 million Android devices activated every day and the 72 percent share last quarter of the mobile market point to a clear Android victory.
“This is a huge platform change,” he said. “This is of the scale of 20 years ago: Microsoft versus Apple. We’re winning that war pretty clearly now.”
“The core strategy is to make a bigger pie,” he added. “We will end up with a not perfectly controlled and not perfectly managed bigger pie by virtue of open systems.”