"“This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago -- Microsoft versus Apple,” he said. “We’re winning that war pretty clearly now.”Google Chairman Says Android Winning Mobile War With Apple: Tech - Bloomberg
Schmidt’s remarks reflect Google’s growing confidence in its ability to attract users and advertisers as more customers rely on handheld devices and shun traditional computers. By giving away Android, Google cedes revenue to hardware partners, such as Samsung Electronics Co. Schmidt is willing to make that sacrifice because it drives demand for ads and other Internet- based services that benefit Google over time.
“The core strategy is to make a bigger pie,” he said. “We will end up with a not perfectly controlled and not perfectly managed bigger pie by virtue of open systems.”"
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Google Chairman Says Android Winning Mobile War With Apple: Tech - Bloomberg
For another perspective, see VC Roger McNamee slams Android's 'profitless prosperity' (CNet)