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Apple exec degrades Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android

Phil Schiller, Apple’s marketing chief, degrades the Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android.samsung-galaxy-s4-pictures-0

In an interview with Reuters, he said, “With their own data, only 16 percent of Android users are on year-old version of the operating system. Over 50 percent are still on software that is two years old. A really big difference.”

He added, “And that extends to the news we are hearing this week that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is being rumored to ship with an OS that is nearly a year old. Customers will have to wait to get an update.”

Reuters reports, “He also said that Apple’s internal research shows four times as many consumers are switching to iOS from Android than the other way.”

The site added, “Schiller also took a shot at the vast sales volume of Android, which sees 1.5 million activations a day, saying even the out-of-the-box experience of using an Android device is far inferior with the consumer having to log into nine different systems to begin using the device fully.”

Schiller said, “At Apple we know that it’s not just enough to have products pumped out in large numbers. You have to love and use them. There is a lot of data showing a big disparity there.”

Neither Samsung nor Google responded to Schiller’s comments.

Apple is believed to be threatened by the skyrocketing success of Samsung running Android. It’s rare Apple publicly mocks its rivals, but Schiller’s comments suggests that the Cupertino firm is worried.

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