Android vs Apple- Competition Is Good For The Consumer

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Apple has always been involved in conflict. From back in the days when the Macintosh computers were competing with the IBM clones which ultimately became dominated by Windows, right up to today with the battles between android and the iPad and iPhone.

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Apple has always been involved in conflict. From back in the days when the Macintosh computers were competing with the IBM clones which ultimately became dominated by Windows, right up to today with the battles between android and the iPad and iPhone.

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In both cases however, Apple is up against an open-source system where One Company Apple has been up against a multitude of open-source competitors. The main difference being that back in days of the battle between PCs and Macs, Apple only a small cult following. Today Apple is King, and as with any kingdom there is always someone trying to overthrow the monarchy.

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Both Google and Apple are superpowers And with the Introduction of Android, Google has decided to make a play for the crown. When android smartphones first went into competition with the iPhone, Apple at first did not even really feel threatened. However, as of a few weeks ago android had captured 69% of the smartphone market. Apple has been forced to take notice, as evidenced in its lawsuit against Samsung.

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With the introduction of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, android tablets began to have a fighting chance against the Almighty iPad. With the rapid fire upgrades to 3.1 and 3.2, Apple was forced to fight back with upgrades of its own. With the iPad two and what is often referred to as the iPad three, Apple successfully stayed one step ahead of the Androids.

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Currently however, with the release of the Asus Nexus 7, the iPad and Android seem to have achieved some parity. Unlike the smartphone market however, the iPad is definitely still ruling in the tablet kingdom. One factor that has been noted in the selection of a tablet, however, has been familiarity. People who used androids were more apt to select an android tablet while people who used iPhones were more likely to select an iPad.

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Apple's victory over Samsung was a devastating blow to the Androids momentum. It may be enough to ensure Apple's continued reign, but there is something sad about this.

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For the short period that it lasted, there was a lot of great technology being produced. The "Apple three" is a phenomenal tablet. Who knows if Apple would've even bothered to development if it wasn't for the competition from the Android tablets. Though no competition for larger tablets, the ASUS Nexus 7 is a phenomenal piece of technology that never would've been developed if android wasn't totally fixed on out doing Apple.

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Competition is a good thing, of course patent infringement is not. However, if android springs back by producing some great products that don't infringe on Apple's patents, then both companies will be forced to be on their toes and it is the consumer who will win.