Harry McCracken for TIME writes:
It would please me if it turned out that the mobile-platform wars continued on indefinitely, with both iOS and Android — and Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10, and operating systems yet to be invented — remaining viable, evolving and exciting. When there are multiple attractive options, and nobody feels forced into using a product unwillingly, consumers win. That’s the state of affairs right now. And isn’t it the only victory that really matters?
Android might have larger market share, and iOS might rake in more profits. But, at the end of the day, consumers still have options. The last thing anyone wants is a monopoly in the mobile space.