With Android, Google has already won the mobile war… at least, when it comes to software. Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system and is installed on 64.76 percent of phones and tablets worldwide, twice the size of iOS, according to NetMarketShare.
Google’s next mission is way more challenging, though, and it will probably take a long time — but it’s not impossible. The search giant must find a way to dethrone Samsung as the premier Android phone maker and finally compete directly with the iPhone. And it could accomplish this challenge by buying HTC’s mobile division.