Apple Indirectly Bows Open Source Android

Posted: June 5, 2013 in Tech Updates

Really the power of open source technology has actually led ‘giants’ like Apple to take a bow. Apple may not accept its defeat to Android but the world is seeing the truth. So, this time, when Tim Cook, CEO of Apple spoke, he did not talk ill of Android. Infact, he proposed something that may sound music to Android app developers ..

Cook said that Apple will not have any issues if its applications are ported to Android. He precisely said, “We have no religious issue with porting an Apple app to Android.” He responded to a question where he was asked whether iCloud should branch out to other platforms. Cook said, “If it made sense for us to do that, we would do that. You could apply that to every area of Apple.” ..

Apple’s head honcho said that he is not ‘flustered’ by the growth of Android. Cook said, “Do I look at that? Of course, I don’t have my head stuck in the sand. But for us, winning has never been about having the most.” He reiterated Apple’s theory of quality versus quantity. He said, “Arguably, we make the best PC, but we don’t make the most. We made the best music player, and we wound up making the most — but we didn’t initially.” ..

When it came to proving his supremacy in the market, Cook turned to the usage stats rather than focusing on install base. According to an Engadget report, he said, “You can look at tablet web market share in North America. Almost every study I see has the iPad in the 80s (percentage).” He also cited NetApp figures, according to which around 59 per cent of web traffic from smartphones and tablets comes from iOS devices ..

Please note that Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder, has gone on records to express his fondness for Android. As reported earlier, Wozniak says that Android scores better than iPhone in certain situations like voice commands and GPS. He adds, “I have a lower success rate with Siri than I do with the voice built into the Android, and that bothers me. I’ll be saying, over and over again in my car, ‘Call the Lark Creek Steak House,’ and I can’t get it done. Then I pick up my Android, say the same thing, and it’s done. Plus I get navigation. Android is way ahead on that.” ..

Cook may not want to accept that Android is flourishing, but he surely knows that he needs to keep developers happy to make iOS flourish ..

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