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Eric Schmidt: Android is winning the mobile war

Google’s chief executive, Eric Schmidt has claimed that Google has widened its lead over Apple and likened the difference to the Apple-Microsoft relationship of the 1990’s.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Schmidt said that Android had taken 72 per cent of the smart phone market share in Q3, compared to Apple’s 14 per cent.

“This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago – Microsoft versus Apple. We’re winning that war pretty clearly now,” commented Schmidt.

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