Apple Slams Android Ahead of Galaxy S4 Debut

(Ping! Zine Tech Magazine) – Apple will surely be eyeing Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy S4 later today. And ahead of the event, the company went out of its way to bash Google’s Android operating system.

In comments provided via Reuters, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller noted most Androids users “were stuck” on outdated versions of the platform. “With their own data, only 16 percent of Android users are on year-old version of the operating system,” Schiller commented via the report. He also claimed 50% were on software that was already “two years old.”

In addition to that, Schiller said that the S4 would arrive with an OS “nearly a year old” and bashed Samsung’s plan to produce a large number of S4s for the market. “At Apple we know that it’s not just enough to have products pumped out in large numbers,” Schiller remarked. He continued, “You have to love and use them. There is a lot of data showing a big disparity there.”

In separate remarks to the Wall Street Journal, Schiller described components of Android that he felt didn’t work “seamlessly together.” “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,” he remarked in the Wall Street Journal’s report.

Samsung’s Galaxy devices and Apple’s iPhone have been top competitors in the mobile market for quite awhile.