Google Inc. (GOOG) Vs Apple Inc. (AAPL): The Battle for the Living Room


Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) wants to be everywhere seen by its latest products unveiled at the developer conference. The giant software company wants to see its Android software used in powering everything, from cars, TV’s and wearables; this is great, but Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) also wants to do the same. The battle essentially arouses the question, who is going to win the fight to control the Living Room?

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Jefferson Graham  Tech Columnist at USA Today  in an interview on CNBC when asked who is going to win the battle, affirmed that nobody yet, is winning the battle considering a number of wearables have been released,’ and none is commanding a mass appeal. Mr. Graham  questions the number of young people who wear wrist watches nowadays who would essentially go for the wearables.

“I don’t know any young people who wear watches now and I don’t see them running out to buy one.”

All eyes now, according to the Tech Columnist shift to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) considering it has a huge platform on the consumer platform something that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)  does not have. On creating a new category on the wearable’s, Mr. Graham believes Apple would not go that way, considering there is nothing in wearable’s that would make customers go crazy in trying to buy in masses.

Mr. Graham also believes that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has the upper hand over Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), on phone platform in terms of iOS and Android software.

“Google will have to be considered the big winner they have one billion people in the world using Android phones, Apple has no number close to that.”

Despite Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) making more money on Android phones, it is also receiving a beating from Apple in terms of developers preferring to make their apps with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) as they tend to make more money in this case. On the living room platform, Graham believes Google is set to get it right this time with its new Android TV, considering it had a major burst with its Google TV three years ago. Graham believes Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is now all but set to rival Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with its Apple TV thought to be in over 20 million households.

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