During the recently-concluded I/O conference, Google somehow retaliated back at Apple after they insulted them earlier this month saying, “Android dominates the market in malware”. To which Google said that what they’re doing now isn’t new at all and has already been done by Android years ago.
In addition to what Apple fired against Google they also quoted an article that mentioned, “Android fragmentation is turning devices into toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities”. As a comeback, Google’s Sundar Pichai showed a slide that reports the progress of Android over time and said, “If you look at what other platforms are getting now: Widgets, custom keyboards – many of these things came to Android four, maybe five years ago.”
He didn’t say that it was specifically Apple, but “iOS” was written on the slide referring to widgets, custom keyboards, and text prediction that the Cupertino company has announced last WWDC. For Google, this is nothing new and it just reminds them of their old Android OS version 1.5.
The competition between these two has been going on for years, but we can only expect more in the future as they try to outshine each other and fight for the top spot in mobile technology.