Apple and Google have now been rated as the two most valuable brands worldwide by Interbrand as a part of their yearly study. While Interbrand might place Apple above the list, we believe that Google beats Apple in 8 vital areas. Go through the slider below for more on that.
Over the last two years, the competition between the two company's is increasing. They've been competing in every possible area, racing hard and fast to stay ahead of each other. While Google is the supreme ruler of the Internet, Apple's iPhones and iPad's command the bulk of market share.
Earlier this year, for the first time ever, the world saw higher Mac sales when compared to PCs in the US market. Be it for portable devices (iPod), laptops (Mac Book Pro), smartphones (iPhones) and many other products, Apple is one of the most powerful players in the market. But by bringing up Android, Google ended the Cupertino-based company's monopoly, allowing thousands of Android tablets and smartphones to provide stiff competiton to Apple's iPhone and iPads.
Google has gained some solid footing in the hardware market as well. Its Nexus tablets and phones have been selling rather well in International markets, the Chromebook has remained as the best selling notebook on Amazon for close to a year now and things look very bright for the Internet giant as far as hardware in concerned. Also, the tech community is very excited about Google's upcoming Glass headset which might just change computing forever.
The coming years promise to extremely exciting for Apple and Google fans with both companies poised at their innovative best.
Google's Chrome beats Apple's Safari by a large margin. Its far more powerful, has a plethora of apps, some powerful flexibility and is a favorite among developers. Starts show that even a large percentage of Mac users prefer Chrome browser over Safari.
Google Maps has been respected and recommended by the tech world for a long time now. With amazing detail, expansive coverage and solid features, its the best mapping app that we've seen till date. Apple's Map app however was a disaster when launched and its still riddled with several imperfections and errors.
Google gives you 15GB of free storage space with Google Drive. Apple on the other hand offers only 5GB of free storage. Plus, Google's Drive is integrated with Google Docs, serving as a serious productivity solution.
TGogole's nexus 7 (second generation) is way better than the iPad Mini. Google's slate has one of the best displays in the market and it goes beyond the power's of Apple's retina screens.
Nexus 4 vs iPhones
Google's Nexus 4 offer pure Android brilliance, solid hardware, amazing performance and more. The best part, customers in the US and UK could pick the device up for below Rs. 15,000 unlocked. This is a huge contrast to Apple's iPhones, which cost about Rs. 45,000 unlocked.
Google Now Vs Siri
First came Siri, Apple's virtual voice assistant for iOS. While it had its own shortcomings, it was considered as a good product. However, all that changed when Google unveiled "Google Now", its own voice assistant which is far more accurate and also understands foreign accents clearly(like Indian ones), unlike Siri.
More people use the Android operating system for smartphones than Apple's iOS. According to IDC, about 80% of all smartphones are powered by Android as opposed to just 13 % who use iOS.