Google and Apple's Phone Battle
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 908 , Segment 2
Episode: Trump at the UN, Android vs. Apple, Cancer Drug for Allergies
- Sep 26, 2018 9:00 pm
- 18:13 mins
Guest: John Battelle, CEO, NewCo, Co-Founder, Wired Magazine When you buy a new phone, your choice is basically an iPhone or something else. Most of your non-iPhone options, say a Samsung or LG phone, are actually powered by Google through their Android operating system. Apple, of course, has its own operating system called iOS. Both of the systems pre-load your phone with their own apps for things like email or web browsing – and Apple won’t even let you change those. But Google is the one in trouble over in Europe for doing this. Why is that? And more importantly, why are Google and Apple the only choices we have to power our phones?