interview with Reuters, attacked inherent 'flaws' in Google's operating system.

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Apple blasts rival Android

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On the eve of the launch of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4. Apple has taken the unprecedented step in criticising Google's mobile platform. The comments made signify the extent of growing pressure that has been mounting on Apple since it cede its crown as king of smartphones to Samsung in 2012. Apple's Phil Schiller, in an interview with Reuters, attacked inherent 'flaws' in Google's operating system.

Schiller blasted Google's inability to keep its Android software up to date on the plethora of devices available on the platform. Many users find themselves on older versions of the software rather than the up to date version.

"With their own data, only 16 percent of Android user are on year-old version of the operating system." Schiller claims. 

"Over 50 percent are still on software that is two years old. A really big difference."

There are even a number of other Android platforms out there that aren't Google's own versions of the operating system. So called 'custom ROMs' allow users to tweak the default version of the system.

Android has to be tested rigorously to ensure that it works on not only the latest handsets but a number of older devices. This doesn't include the tweaking that manufacturers such as Amazon and even Samsung employ.

"And that extends to the news we are hearing this week that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is being rumoured to ship with an OS that is nearly a year old... Customers will have to wait to get an update."

Schiller highlights that Apple users tend to use their devices much more than Android users. In addition more than half of iOS users are using the latest version of the software according to Apple's figures.

He also believes that many more are switching to iOS from Android than vice-versa. 

But the figures just don't show this: 1.5 million Android's are activated every day. Schiller argues that this out of the box experience is far inferior than with an Apple device.

Schillers scant lack of quantitative figures to back up his argument leaves him relying on limp qualitative statements. 

In 2012 Samsung snapped up 30.3% of the smartphone market. The S4 will surely look to improve on that figure.

 

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