There are only two horses in the mobile operating system race today. Together, Google's Android OS and Apple's iOS have sprinted ahead of the competition, controlling nearly 90% of the smartphone market today. It's not surprising that the two have become increasingly bitter rivals, but that hasn't always been the case. Google's chairman, Eric Schmidt, used to sit on Apple's board, and until recently there have been relatively strong ties between the companies. However, there's no doubt that Apple is looking to cut nearly every Google tie it has, and a recent move by the company put it further down that path. In the following video, Brenton discusses the recent move and talks about this evolving mobile rivalry.
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