We rightly laud Apple for its ability to get us to pay a premium, but the world owes more to Google for making mobile computing a commodity.
Apple had a mind-blowingly amazing quarter. Good for them. But as much as we may want to cheer on the industry’s most profitable vendor, the real focus should be on the user. Viewed through the lens of the end user, we should be hoping Google wins.
Apple, after all, builds software for the rich. Google? For the poor.
Thankfully, the mobile development ecosystem has demonstrated that it can get by without Apple’s fat margins.