Eric Schmidt is currently the executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google where Schmidt was CEO for a number of years. Eric Schmidt has been with Alphabet for a very long time and has been an important part of the history of the company, particularly Google. So it’s no surprise that the Internet has been abuzz over the revelation in an interview that he uses an iPhone 6s. Of course he quickly defended himself letting everyone know he also uses a Samsung Galaxy S7, which he insisted was a better phone. Watch the short clip below for the context.
There you have it. Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and now executive chairman of Alphabet is using Android’s biggest rival, Apple’s iPhone. Of course the Apple faithful have been out in force spinning this revelation into propaganda that the company’s executives don’t even use their own OS. But let’s think about this for just a minute.
I’m going to give Eric Schmidt some mad props here. For the business Schmidt, Alphabet, and Google are in, it makes sense to use the competition’s devices. Not only does this give them insight into what Apple is up to but it keeps Google and Android on their toes to improve their own ecosystem.
To add to that Google has many services that are available on iOS, and what better way to make sure your services are working on all platforms than to use the devices you offer your services on. Seeing Alphabet and Google executives using iOS makes me feel better about using their services on an iPhone and the company understands that iOS is a strong platform which they intend to tap into.
So Android faithful, don’t get your panties in a bunch because Eric Schmidt is using an iPhone, it’s part of his job to keep his company a step ahead. Apple faithful, don’t try and use this as proof that Android isn’t a usable platform. Afterall, Android has passed iOS in market share and part of the reason is because they’ve been keeping an eye on what Apple’s been doing and using Apple devices to make their own OS better.
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