"Four times more Android phones than Apple phones. 500 million phones already in use. Doing 1.3 million activations a day. We'll be at 1 billion mobile devices in a year," he added.
This battle is good for consumers, Schmidt claims: "The beneficiary is you all, the customer, globally. This is wonderful."
And the battle rages on: the smartphone industry is beating the PC industry, according to Schmidt: "Compare this to the PC industry. Phone user population is six billion, one billion smartphone users. Much bigger than the PC industry maybe a billion, 1.5 billion installed."
"Every month, quarter, year, the growth rate of mobile adoption exceeds everyone's expectations. The phones become so useful that it's good enough for normal people in lieu of a PC, for day-to-day events. Years ago, people like myself, we missed that," Schmidt said.
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