We’re used to hearing Apple speak on how technology products should be run, and what the user experience is supposed to be. For Apple it’s all about design, and seamless integration between hardware, software and ecosystem. In an interview with WSJ just a day before the next flagship Android phone is set to land, Phil Schiller addressed the issue of Android vs. iOS in typical Apple style.
During the interview he shared information on how many users were switching between platforms, and stated that four times as many ditched Google’s platform for iOS than went the other way. He also went over old ground discussing Android’s fragmentation, and seemingly slow update adoption rates. Although most of the issue with slow software updates is down to carriers and manufacturers, it doesn’t help the overall experience. There’s also the issue of having different companies being responsible for different parts of the software and services thanks to manufacturers and carriers (again) offering different services.
“When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with,” he said. “They don’t work seamlessly together.”
In short, Schiller is not concerned by the arrival of the Galaxy S 4 tomorrow, as he still believes the iPhone is better in the long run and will continue to be successful.