Android will dominate iOS in 2012 according to Google

We have some interesting news to bring you now, as Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has gone on record to say that he believes Android will have a change in fortunes next year and go on to dominate their rivals such as Apple’s iOS mobile operating system.

When speaking at a recent event in Paris, Schmidt made a reference to a previous user comment which asked why Android were always last to the party when it came to apps being developed first for iOS and then releasing on Android afterwards.

Schmidt believes that next year things will change, and within six months it will be Android that becomes the dominant mobile OS over iOS, with Android being the preferred choice of platform when developers first build their apps. It’s no secret that the Apple’s iOS remains the key player in the App world, but it is also no secret that Android is slowly catching up and have become a major force in the industry as well. Whether or not Android actually surpass iOS as the consumer number one choice for apps remain to be seen though.

Schmidt has been quoted by CNET as saying at the Paris event that ‘Android is now ahead of the iPhone’, a comment that will no doubt turn a few heads from iOS users and indeed Apple themselves. It will be interesting if new Apple CEO Tim Cook decides to come out and say anything in defense but it does make for a fascinating battle next year.

Whether you are pro Android or pro iOS, what do you make of Eric Schmidt’s latest comments? Do you agree with him that Android will begin to dominate iOS next year, or do you believe iOS is still the mobile platform to beat?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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