Wall Streeter says that Android's seamless future won't affect Apple

Wall Streeter says that Android's seamless future won't affect Apple
If one word can describe Google's future for Android, it would be "seamless". A good example of what the tech titan has in mind for its open source OS, can be seen in a 2 minute video released by Google on Wednesday. While many are looking forward to such a future, J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall's concern was elsewhere. Working for a major money-center securities firm, Hall had to determine whether the announcements made Wednesday at Google I/O would impact Apple.

According to Hall, Google's focus on keeping a design consistent across different devices, is something that Apple already does well with the iPhone, iPad and Mac. The analyst also questions just how useful all of this integration will be to Google considering how few people are toting Android powered laptops and tablets.

The analyst comes to the conclusion that Android's ecosystem is limited to smartphones, which makes us wonder if Mr. Hall has ever looked at the statistics that show Android tablets have been outselling the Apple iPad since the third quarter of 2013. And between Android and iOS, only one of these platforms currently is powering smartwatches in the marketplace.

Hall just might turn out correct in his belief that Apple won't be affected by Android's seamless initiative, but the reasons he gives for believing this certainly do not match what is happening now.

source: AppleInsider



1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Hey Allen F., you mad bro? LOL!

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Mad? It's an article regarding an analyst spouting incorrect facts. You ignorant bro?

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The analyst was retained to pitch a position, and so they abused facts to fit the position.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android is in more of a position to be seamless across hardware because its the only OS that is hardware agnostic. All the other OS's and the ecosystem software are tied to specific CPUs or hardware. Android from day one has never been that way since it uses a virtual machine. That's why apps can run on Arm, x86, MIPS, and now there is even 64 bit support. That analyst should do some homework on actual systems first.

27. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Andriod on htc's sense 5 was slow and laggy, Android on touchwiz's note 2 and s4 lagged like hell After extremely miserable experience i went back to ios via iphone5s and never had lag for a second

30. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

The ASOP is not tied to a machine. But the OS is. That kitkat 4.4 is not gonna run on hardware that is not built for it. Like oh you know my 64bit x86 pc. If it was that easy, the year android came out they would have made it so. But drivers, etc keep it from happening. Also VM's are great, but compared to OS like Linux, Windows or OS, it will lag in different applications. Not saying it can't or wont happen. But linux is the same way, but how many linux boxes are sold each year to business and homes cause of monoploy of MS products in the 'real' world.

25. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

And Wall Street didn't anticipate economic breakdown and global recession ? How do they come up with these? Again?

33. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"How do they come up with these?" By abusing facts (or ignoring them)?

39. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Read the article carefully . He states that android is "limited to smartphones only" so how does it becomes a fact? Or you just saw the title that apple will not be affected? Before trying to reply to a certain opinion read and comprehend what is the article is all about.

40. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

When was Android limited to smartphones only? Perhaps you should learn more about Android before you comment on Android articles. Correct grammar would help your credibility as well.

41. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Again read the article. Also check your grammar as well.

11. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

hahahaha !!

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

na just another sh33p don't know Apple using outdated features

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple seamless tech is already in actions. Google is out there to prove they can do it too! However, with 80% Android market share Google do have a great potential to do better if they are able to win over public acceptance on their other tech as well. Good luck Google you have my support for now!

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering Google has been seamless with its ecosystem from day one. This goes a long way when the apps can work on all types of hardware already. You do realize Android uses a virtual machine so its not tied to any specific hardware. Being seamless in hardware automatically gives Google a big edge over the competition.

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am sure they are referring to Android Auto, Android TV, Their yet to release Android extension pack and gaming platform services. Their chrome desktop. I am ready to embrace it when Google make it feasible for me to use them.

2. Mark7

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 10, 2014


3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Another analyst, another disillusioned analysis. As mentioned, it likely will not affect Apple, but for completely different reasons.

5. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Disillusioned? Probably not. I'd bet he has a good amount of AAPL though.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"I'd bet he has a good amount of AAPL though." Or, his employer was retained by AAPL to allay concerns about the future.

16. Furbal unregistered

I think he completed missed how well chromebooks/chromeboxes are doing in his analysis...

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Its the truth.. Yall mad bro?

6. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

This dude is dumb. It wont affect Apple, hence it already has.................

7. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This analyst lost all credibility with his "ecosystem is largely limited to smartphones" comment. This is also the same analyst that believe Apple is leaving $63 Billion on the table each year by not adding a keyboard to the iPad! He's been their Apple analyst for not even 3 months and will be lucky to still hold that position in 3 months from now.

31. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Your analyst is like saying that apple leave billions by not building a car... In truth, they dont want a keyboard on the ipad, 3rd party can do it cheaper for 30bucks with a bluetooth keyboard.

8. phonefanboy

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Alan F trying to do damage control, as usual. Next article by alan will be pro Apple.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Mr. ROD Hall don't realize that Apple is using outdated features from 2010. And another thing Mr Hall Is Apple can't read certain type files that Android can.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Does that affect Apples bottom line? No. Regardless of what outdated this, and outdated that they're using, they make an awfully good product. What you need to do is stop looking at what they use, and look at the end user experience/customer satisfaction rating. Apple is beasting rite now, cuz they deliver where it counts most, the users hand, resale value, and satisfaction. Stop hating, and pay attention dude.

14. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

I don't see how anyone would consider Mr.Hall's comments off base. Android barely has life outside of mobile. Other people may use Android, but they lather it up in their own twisted version of the OS. The most popular Android tablets out there don't scream "Google" but Samsung, Amazon, and... That's pretty well it. Neither of those companies is particularily good at sharing with Google either. Google WILL have problems selling the seamless experience outside of Nexus devices or the rare (and very expensive) Google Edition devices. I think what Google is doing is great... But expect too see what what was shown in the video any time soon on a mass adopter level.

32. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Or the fact that other companies have had 'seemless' for awhile. I have been able to do that with windows. My pc can play files from the pc, from my phone, the pc on the tv can do so as well, the xbox etc. While it is great that Android can do it, apple has been doing it along with MS for years, this is not some revolution. This is a revolution to people used to andriod and then barely coming to the realization you can do this for years already. imo that is. And at times the tech that others produce is wonky or need this and that.

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