Without doubt at the current moment, Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the world. The Google-owned smartphone operating system is currently dominating and has a very sizeable chunk of the market and we’re sure that even the most ardent fans of iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and so on cannot deny.
However is it fair to say that Android has the fastest and most successful adoption rate of any operating system in history? Well that’s what Nikesh Arora, senior vice president at Google, seems to think during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference.
According to Arora, “I mean, look, in the history of operating systems, I think Android has been the quickest and most successful adoption of an operating system in the world. So you just sort of stop, take pause and say, oh my God, that’s crazy. Nobody could have ever predicted that we’re going to get an operating system adopted in an industry, which has so many different OEMs, manufacturing with their own operating systems having adopted around the world.”
Perhaps the claim of being the fastest adopted OS remains up for debate, but suffice to say that there are a lot of reports that are coming out these days, with each report seemingly putting different platforms in a positive light.
For example a recent study found that amongst emerging markets, Apple devices tended to be more favored. However on the flipside, it was also reported that Android had recently and finally overtaken Apple in the tablet market. Alternatively studies have also shown that when it comes to monetization via apps, iOS might have an advantage over the competition. What do you guys think?