Why Google Wants Apple iOS To Succeed

It’s clear to Wired.com that by releasing better versions of Google Maps and Gmail for iOS, Google is cementing the iPhone’s position as the best smartphone on the market. But, why would the search giant do such a thing when its Android mobile OS competes directly with Apple? “Advertising,” reasons Wired. “Android … has always been incidental to Google’s ad business, the source of virtually all the company’s profits.”

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