Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Great Regulars: The big difference between Android and iOS

is that the former is an open system and the latter closed. Google's phone software is given away free to phone-makers; Apple's is restricted to its own products. Apple is all about a single "ecosystem"; Google all about a Montessori-inspired free-for-all. This means that Apple is already making a fortune out of mobile, but Google isn't--it just expects to in the future because it will be able to find a way to exploit the mobile web with advertising.

It may not be a fight to the death.

from Bryan Appleyard: from The Sunday Times: In the Beginning was Google


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