Who is winning: iOS or Android?

Harry McCracken reviews the current numbers for iOS and Android in some detail in order to determine which is “winning.” He concludes that it depends on your definition of “winning.” More Android devices are sold worldwide that iOS devices. But Apple’s iOS earns more profits that all Android devices combined. He correctly notes that this is very different from the historic PC markets where profits followed volume.

In my view, from a business perspective, profits are more important than unit sales.