Android vs. Apple


“In tablet operating systems, Android is to Microsoft in 1985 as Apple is to Apple in 1985.”

I tweeted this and got some questions. What I meant was:

In 1985, Microsoft was beginning a 2-decade trouncing of Apple. The reason for the drubbing was that Microsoft made its OS work on standard hardware designs (that many manufacturers could build) while Apple only worked on Apple hardware. No matter how good Apple is at hardware, they can never produce the myriad products the public will demand, and competition in hardware produces innovation and better products. Apple made a great iPod, and that device has evolved into the great iPhone and iPad, but it is destined to fail in the competitive long-run because Apple still does not support phones or tablets other than the ones it makes, and Android does.

I included a link (http://tr.my/KTL)to some cool new tablet hardware soon to be released from Chinese manufacturers. To me, the first one, from CZC, looks a lot like the iPhone4, just announced (http://www.engadget.com/photos/iphone-4-press-shots)

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One response to “Android vs. Apple

  1. I stumbled upon this blog because of the new iPhone 6 that is about to be released. This was posted in 2010 and now we are in 2014. I wonder what would happen if this question was presented in this year?

    I like how Dan says “…it is destined to fail in the competitive long-run because Apple still does not support phones or tablets other than the ones it makes…” and you know what, I totally agree!

    The dang phone is so over-priced for one….and now iPhone 6 is a prime example of Apple trying to catch-up to the Samsung Galaxy which by the way is an Android! Here is the kicker, Apple still is trying to get the most out of everybody because you have to purchase the iPhone 6 Plus to even get anything close to the Android Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

    I think Dan was pretty spot-on with this post in 2010 folks.

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