When Gartner released its most recent report on worldwide device sales, it demonstrated that, in terms of raw numbers, Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is still growing at a faster rate than Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). As important as considering the raw data can be, however, the quality of growth needs to be understood, as well.

In the video below, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses the information contained in the Gartner report, and what it means to Apple, Google, as well as to investors.

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