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Just decided to continue the previous blog post and make a short run through battles, fights and combats between Google and Apple.
Perhaps you remember those happy times when Google and Apple were working hard together, collaborating, integrating and leading a silent war against Microsoft. But then came January 2007 when iPhone came into the world and only several months later in November 2007 Google announced its own platform – Android. That was the moment when two close members of the Silicon Valley turn out to be on the opposite sides of the battlefield. Oh, God, your ways are really inscrutable…
Since then the tech giants began a race without definite terms which may be described as an endless contest for announcing similar projects. In 2008 Google released Google Chrome OS – an operating system designed specially for tablets and small devices and in the same year launched Android Market for T-Mobile G-1 Phone as a mirror reflection of the Apple’s App Store.
In 2009 Apple rejected the Google Voice iPhone App to be sold on the App Store and short after that Google CEO Eric Schmidt resigned from Apple’s Board of Directors. See the logical link? Although there might be no any…
In November 2009 perhaps the hottest spat between Google and Apple took place. Google outbid Apple and acquired AdMob (mobile advertising platform). In response Apple bought Quattro Wireless (mobile advertising company) and built later on its base iAd. Practically on the same day (what a surprise!) Google released Nexus phone targeted at the mobile market.
Then Google found one more place to compete with Apple. YouTube which was acquired by Google in 2006 started to deliver rental services that was a direct challenge to Apple’s iTunes that also rents movies, shows and other stuff to its users.
Several clashes more… Apple rejected Adobe Flash, but Google accepted this technology for Android. Apple rejected Google Maps, and left Google Search aside by adding Bing system on the iPhone4. By the way Apple threatens to build its own search engine what actually will be not a very pleasant thing for Google.
This year is also marked by the next stage of a fierce combat that unfolded in the living room. Google has built an Android-based software with Intel and Sony – Revue set-top box. Only a day later Apple has launched on sale an Apple TV with an attractive $99 price tag. Since then tech heads have been discussing all pros and cons of the released devices from all possible sides.
Some experts keep to the point that the interests of Apple and Google are a bit different and neither of them really needs to win the battle. Apple is eager to make more money from hardware sales. In other words, to sell more iPads and iPhones and as a result to dominate over a smartphone market. Google in its turn makes more money on selling ads. So the situation is the following– Apple wants to get a cellophone market share, while Google fights for the ad placement. To my mind, we shouldn’t be so categorical in case with Google and Apple… Even if Google doesn’t want to become a smartphone king, it doesn’t mean they wouldn’t like to, right?
Evidently there will be more battles between Apple and Google to come. They might be related to cloud computing or something else… That means that an endless struggle for the first place in mobile computing will push the whole technology world towards even a greater progress. According to AdMob founder Omar Hamoui "In the history of technology and innovation, it's clear that competition delivers the best outcome."