However, a review of smart phone history will show that Google acquired Android mobile phone in 2005 and began making phone prototypes soon afterward. Informed sources say the type of the Android mobile phone phones that Mr. Jobs saw at that time looked a lot more like the Blackberry mobile phones. This suggests that Google’s initial idea may not have been to make phones that look like the iphone.
Now the question most industry watchers are asking is if Google had been working on an Android mobile phone powered phone why they did wait until apple iphone 14 pro max. September 08 a year after the iphone was launched to introduce the G1 phone? In addition, information claim that it was because of worries over Google’s entry into the phone business that may contributed to the exit of Mr. Eric Schmidt from the Apple board. Analysts believe that Google may have been working on an android mobile phone powered phone before the iphone was introduced but the iphone appeared to have given them better information as to how to perfect their own smart phone. This runs specifically true given the similarity of the Nexus one to the iphone.
A further confirmation of Google’s reason for launching the Android mobile phone phones could be gleaned from comments they made at the Google I/O conference held last May. At the event, Google explained that they introduced Android mobile phone to consumers so that Apple would not acquire enormous influence that could become draconian.
In addition, information appear to claim that Google went into the phone business following the realization that future of processing would be in portable devices like phones and pill computers. As a result, they went into the phone business with the purpose of owning web search on that platform just like they had done on the desktop. This notion is supported by Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google in published comments he manufactured in an interview with the UK Guard newspaper on August 25th 2010. In that interview Mr. Schmidt suggested that she wants Android mobile phone to be the Windows of Mobile.
Also in that same interview Mr. Schmidt made critical comments about Microsof company Windows and said: “You have to ask how on earth Windows Phone — which will have a paid-for licence — is ever going to attract any phone makers, but it must be loudest for developers considering whether the shrinking, forwards-incompatible pool of Windows Mobile phones is really worth annoying with”.
On the other hand, Apple appears to have gone into the phone business as a re-positioning strategy and with a target to make huge revenue from the sale of the cell phone hardware itself. Also with the advent of the smart phones, Apple realized that there was a huge potential in your neighborhood of mobile Advertising. This became why they sought to acquire Admob. While Apple was talking to buy Admob which is a mobile Advertising company Google quickly arrived in and acquired Admob. As a result Apple went ahead to acquire Quatro wireless which is Admob’s biggest rival. In reaction to Google’s buy of Admob Apple has re-written the foundations of its mobile Advertising platform called the iAd therefore shutting out Admob, which had been acquired by Google.
As the cell phone war rages on Bloomberg, news reports that Apple has sold more than 50 million i-phones since its introduction. According to Apple CEO, Charlie Jobs the latest version, iphone 4 has sold more than 3 million units since its August 24, 2010 debut. Analysts believe i-phones be the cause of nearly 35 percent of Oranges $42. 9 thousand revenue. Also, the iphone has over 200, 000 applications with over 5 thousand downloads available till date.
The rapid growth of applications on Apple’s ecosystem could be tracked to the initial bonus the company told her i would developers. For example at the beginning, in order to encourage Applications that will run on the iphone, Apple made an roundabout investment by virtue of a $100 million venture-capital fund set up by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Today Apple has paid over one thousand dollars to developers since beginning.
Just like Apple, Google has been, success with its Android mobile phone powered touch screen phones as sales have continued to rise dramatically. A confirmation of Android’s growth could be gleaned from the positive comments created by Google’s Senior VP of Product Management, Jonathan Rosenberg in Come early july 2010. According to Mr. Rosenberg there are 160, 000 Android-based devices being activated daily. He stated that Android mobile phone search grew by 300 percent in the first half of 2010, with strong growth expected to continue in the second half.
Mr. Rosenberg added that overall revenue jumped by 24 percent year-on-year and profit increased by 19 percent, as well. Informed reports show that as at May 2010, there were 50, 000 Android mobile phone Apps but today they are over 60 to 70, 000 and by the end of the year they should reach 100, 000. In addition, Google has tried to encourage developers of applications for the Android mobile phone os via a tournament. Also according to data presented by Andro Lib, Android mobile phone users have down loaded more than one thousand application till date.
Interestingly, another measure of the success of Google android phone could be seen from positive figures posted by HTC the Taiwanese smart phone manufacturer in the second one fourth of 2010. The company in Come early july 2010 announced that its net income rose by thirty-three percent for the second one fourth, and total revenue was 58 percent more than last years figures. According to the Wall Street Journal for the second one fourth of 2010, HTC made a profit of $268 million.