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Talking Schmidt: Google Chairman says Samsung had [iPhone 6-level products] a year ago[video]

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Talking Schmidt: Google Chairman says Samsung had [iPhone 6-level products] a year ago[video]

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg are on their How Google Works book tour they usually obtained the enjoyable questions from Bloomberg.

At 5:30 within the video:

RUHLE: You talked about smartphones. How do you are feeling within the final week if you drive by any Apple retailer, San Francisco, LA, New York, and there are individuals lined up across the block? So although far more individuals carry Android telephones, how does Apple have that want issue?

SCHMIDT: I’ll inform you what I assume. Samsung had these merchandise a year in the past.

Amusing.

More Schmidt:

RUHLE: You talked about smartphones. How do you are feeling within the final week whenever you drive by any Apple retailer, San Francisco, LA, New York, and there are individuals lined up across the block? So regardless that far more individuals carry Android telephones, how does Apple have that want issue?

SCHMIDT: I’ll inform you what I assume. Samsung had these merchandise a year in the past.

RUHLE: And no one had a big get together. In the final month when Samsung got here out with new merchandise individuals weren’t dropping their thoughts tenting out. How does – what do you consider it?

SCHMIDT: I assume Samsung had the merchandise a year in the past. That’s what I assume.

SCHATZKER: Does it fear you in any respect that the businesses which have adopted Android can’t make as a lot cash within the smartphone enterprise as Apple does? It’s a nice enterprise mannequin for Google. You’ve populated the world with Android software program via these cellular units, whether or not they be tablets, phablets or smartphones, but more and more the likes of Samsung and others aren’t delivering the identical sort of outcomes.

SCHMIDT: If you take a look at Digicel for instance, that is a firm which has pioneered a low-value mannequin with an terrible lot of consumers. They’ve modified the world. They’ve been a good associate. The reality of the matter is you can also make a small market share with a lot of income or you can also make the identical sum of money with a a lot bigger market share and lesser income. We go for quantity in our methods.

ROSENBERG: And it’s a mannequin that’s creating much more selection for shoppers, and extra importantly, it’s driving the price of smartphones down for shoppers.

SCHMIDT: In reality I would say that this brutal competitors between Apple and Google over Android and iOS has monumental advantages for shoppers worldwide. If you take a look at the innovation on the Apple aspect and on the Google aspect, that competitors which I assume is the defining struggle of the pc business, it advantages international on the billions of individuals degree

SCHATZKER: Would it's higher if it have been one thing greater than a duopoly?

SCHMIDT: It’s all the time good to have extra rivals, however belief me, between Apple and Google you’re seeing monumental, monumental racing.

SCHMIDT: And Amazon actually is an Android consumer. Remember that Apple is a giant Google search associate and a very robust Maps and telephone competitor.


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