While it may be iOS versus Android among the underground fight clubs of smartphone users, Google doesn't see it that way.
Google executive Daniel Alegre tells AdNews, "Whenever iPhone succeeds, Google succeeds," Alegre said. "I actually don't look at it as iPhone versus Android. iPhone is a very strong driver of query growth for Google. We also monetize apps through the iPhone..we actually benefit from iPhone's growth."
Alegre also notes that fewer competing platforms makes it easier for developers.
That makes sense, but where would mobile be now without some competition? Do you think the current competition between smartphone operating systems is healthy? Do we need more or fewer players? Could RIM or Microsoft inject another boost of development within the mobile industry?