Apple CEO makes Google ‘feel bad’ without even naming them
Apple CEO makes Google ‘feel bad’ without even naming themApple CEO makes Google ‘feel bad’ without even naming themApple’s latest iOS version will go live in September soon after the new iPhones are unveiled. Google’s Android Q, on the other hand is expected to be rolled out to devices later this year.TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Jun 5, 2019, 09:40AM ISTWhen it comes to the adoption rate – the number of devices on which an OS is running – Apple has always been miles ahead of Android. It’s a sore point for Google who because of a variety of reasons has never been able to come close to its rival. At the WWDC 2019, Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t miss a chance to take a swipe at Google on its software adoption numbers. Before he unveiled iOS 13, Cook shared the numbers of the incumbent iOS version (12) and compared it with Google. Cook didn’t even mention Google’s name but referred to them as “those other guys.”
While iOS 12 – which was officially rolled out in September 2018 – is now on 85% of Apple devices, Google’s Android Pie is on a mere 10% of Android smartphones. Android Pie was officially rolled out in August 2018, a month before iOS 12. Traditionally, Apple devices have been super-fast in getting the latest OS update whereas Google suffers as other smartphone brands often get late in adopting the latest Android version. The numbers have improved with Android Pie comparatively as they used to be really low on older Android versions.
Apple’s latest iOS version will go live in September soon after the new iPhones are unveiled. Google, on the other hand, announced it Android Q at its developers conference last month. It is expected to be rolled out to devices later this year.
With iOS 13, Apple has got a lot of new features and some that have been in Android for a while now. The Dark mode makes an appearance in the iPhone and was also introduced by Google in Android Q.
Apple also spoke a lot of about privacy related to apps and how it doesn’t share anything without users’ consent or otherwise. In a way, that too was a direct swipe at – not just Google – but also at Facebook.