Android is kind of losing Google’s money
Just take a look at the following titles from 9to5mac.com:
Soon, probably, we’ll hear about Google Music or whatever it’s called, coming to iOS.
Let’s put it this way: Google’s competitors on the messaging segment are Viber and Whatsapp. Maybe iMessages combined with Facetime, which I wouldn’t be really sure about it. What do they do? They take Hangouts to iOS. AND to the desktop (Viber, anyone?)
I’m not sure how they expect to make money out of Hangouts, but most probably it’s going to be shut down in three or four years due to being Google’s. It’s rather interesting how a Google+ feature turned to be a standalone app. Maybe Google is trying to bring more traction to Google+. Or they’ll just shut it down because no one actually uses it.
On Google Play
What’s even more interesting is their choice to launch Google Play on iOS. Basically, Android is not profitable enough, maybe not profitable at all, they have users who don’t pay for apps (whatever apps, including games,) so they try to make money on the competitor’s platform. It’s actually funny and says a lot about Android users.
Most interesting though, is going to be when they’ll launch Google Play, the music edition, for iOS. Because it is going to happen. Right now, Google isn’t about innovation or about free stuff anymore, it’s about making money. Google is in the money game now.
Google kind of confirms that Android is pretty much an operating system that costs more than it actually delivers.
That’s pretty sad, actually.