Google Gains From Creating Apps for the Opposition

For many people, smartphone shopping comes down to a choice of Apple’s iPhone or one powered by Google’s Android software.But now consumers can get an iPhone and fill it with Google.Google has become one of the most prolific and popular developers of apps for the iPhone, in effect helping its competitor make more appealing products — even as relations between the companies have deteriorated.While some of its Internet services were built into the iPhone from the start, Google has stepped up its presence in the last eight months, pumping out major new iPhone apps or improving old ones. It also has expanded efforts to hire developers to make more such apps.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/14/technology/google-gains-from-creating-apps-for-the-opposition.html

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