Samsung is announcing the Galaxy S IV tomorrow, but before it does, Apple wanted to take a few shots at Android. Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, crapped all over Android, telling the Wall Street Journal that “Android is often given a free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn’t as good as an iPhone”.
He explained that Android isn’t as good because the hardware and software don’t work well together and causes fragmentation. Schiller explained:
“When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with. They don’t work seamlessly together.”
We already knew Apple and Google were in a war so them’s fighting words about Android aren’t exactly surprising. It’s just interesting to see Apple try and knock Android down a few notches before the Galaxy S IV’s big coming out party (Schiller said that four times as many iPhone users switched from Android as opposed to to Android last quarter). [WSJ]