We all know that the Apple iPhone is now a major dominant player in the cellphone arena. The only company that seems to come close to the iPhone in terms of platform is Google with its signature mobile platform, Android. So naturally, industry critics and reports pit the iPhone against Android whenever situation allows them to do, however, a recent statement from a Googler proves something on the contrary. It turns out, Google wants the iPhone to succeed in its entirety.
President of Google’s Asia-Pacific region Daniel Alegre has made it pretty clear that it is always going to be a win-win situation for Google even if the iPhone and iOS devices are constantly dominant in the market, which they are.
Daniel, in an interview with AdNews explained:
Whenever iPhone succeeds, Google succeeds. I actually don’t look at it as iPhone versus Android. iPhone is a very strong driver of query growth for Google. We also monetise apps through the iPhone. We actually benefit from iPhone’s growth
However, don’t misread this statement. Daniel does not mean that Android has no potential in the market against the iPhone and iOS. Actually, according to stats, Android is the most used mobile platform in the world with about 300,000 activations per day.
Google has 30% share in the mobile market today which puts it at No.1 on that list. Second comes BlackBerry which is actually struggling to retain its market. The iPhone is third with an approximate share of 24% in the worldwide mobile market.
Android’s share in the tablet market is also escalating as continues to give Apple a tough time in that territory. So how is this a win-win situation for Google? Well, if Android succeeds as the most consistent and dominant player in the market, Google automatically succeeds. If the iPhone and iOS succeed, Google still wins because of the fact that it monetizes apps via the iPhone and iOS.