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The an­droids are com­ing and, if the tech gi­ant has its way, there will be one in your house, one in your car and one on your wrist

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An­droid is tak­ing over. Next thing it will be in your house, your car and on your wrist

AP­PLE has se­ri­ous com­pe­ti­tion. The era of Google and An­droid seems to be with us. An­droid phones have been grow­ing rapidly and ex­ceed 80 per cent of the global smart­phone mar­ket com­pared with Ap­ple’s 15 per cent mar­ket share. And now Google has de­cided to take on many other chal­lenges.

With phones, tablets, desk­top and lap­top com­put­ers, smart watches, TVs, home au­to­ma­tion, ve­hi­cles, Google Now vir­tual valet, Fit­ness plat­form and an entertainment ecosys­tem with Play, Google is far more de­vel­oped than any­one else at of­fer­ing a seam­less ex­pe­ri­ence across all as­pects of elec­tronic life.

Google is likely to make drones, game con­soles and get into the per­sonal health mar­ket in a big way. If Google is not in­volved in an area at the mo­ment, you can be sure it is think­ing about it.

While Ap­ple has been quiet on the in­no­va­tion side, it must be re­mem­bered that Ap­ple is big­ger than ei­ther Google or Mi­crosoft and big­ger than both of them com­bined on the stock ex­change. It would be re­miss to write off Ap­ple just yet, but 2014 does seem to be the year of the Google An­droid revo­lu­tion.

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