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Android Win

Google Android. Some people love it, other people hate it. Some are terrified that Google's collecting their data. Either way, I think that Google's Android OS is going to overall, "succeed". Here's why:

  1. Diversity. In general, there are a lot of DIFFERENT devices that are using Android. From the Archos Device to the Motorola Sholes/Droid. That's some interesting range there. The pool of devices that are available for me to choose from is a lot bigger. Developers have more devices that their apps will run on. Which brings me to the next point.
  2. Developers. Every app that is created for the iPhone is limited to one device and one device only, the iPhone. Every app developed for Android will run on a plethoria of devices. There's a broader audience and, potentially, more users. More users = more apps. More apps = more users. And there's enough users on Android that places are starting to (finally) develop for Android.
  3. Carriers. The iPhone is limited to AT&T (for the time being, at least). Every single carrier has, or will have, an Android device before the end of the year. That's a MUCH larger audience. AT&T has 81.6 million users, Verizon has 87.7 Million, T-Mobile has 33.5 million and Sprint has 48.8 million. iPhone = 81.6 million, tops. Android = 251.6 million, tops. That's a big difference.
  4. Capabilities. The iPhone is actually fairly limited in what you can and cannot do. No background apps, all apps have to be cleared by Apple.

Now, It may seem that I'm trying to bash Apple. I'm not. I'm simply giving reasons why I think that Google will give Apple and the iPhone a good run for their money. Apple with be forced to continue to innovate and advertise while Google has done little to no advertising themselves (Droid is done by Verizon, keep in mind). All in all, it's going to be one hell of a battle between the two giants. I've said it once and I'll say it again: The winners here are us! Go innovation!