A recent New York Times article relates the growing tensions between Apple and Google over future of mobile phones and operating systems. For Apple up to this point, it has been a profitable market with little competition. The iPhone has set the standard for smartphones and their app store is a wild success. Much as they have done with the music industry and their iTunes store, Apple would like a gated marketplace where apps for all OS’s can be sold. This would obviously increase profits of what has quickly become a very successful area of Apple’s business.
Google has been less structured but no less successfull with the recent introduction of their Android operating system. Its’ open code, is less restrictive than Apple’s allowing greater freedom to create apps. By making Android available across a range of phone makers and providers Google has quickly established itself as a genuine competitor for Apple’s smartphone domination. Stay connected for current developments.