Android is pissing off (and on) Apple

Google and Apple don’t like each other. 

The two tech giants have been locking horns in a battle for market dominance since the arrival of the smart phone in the early 2000’s, with Android currently enjoying a comfortable 81% share of the global smartphone market.

The Internet has taken notice of Android’s dominance and recently a light-hearted image appeared on Google Maps that can be seen to take aim at Apples dwindling popularity.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/24/google-maps-hides-an-image-of-the-android-robot-pissing-on-apple?CMP=soc_567
Source: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/24/google-maps-hides-an-image-of-the-android-robot-pissing-on-apple?CMP=soc_567

The image shows the android logo seemingly urinating on the iconic Apple logo. This image was added to the Google maps site with Google Map Maker, a feature that allows internet users to add contributions to existing maps by adding details such as street names and places of interest. Google Map Maker is a moderated and mediated feature, but as this image shows, there is Vandalism occurring that goes unnoticed by Google’s moderation systems.

It remains to be seen who is responsible for this misuse of Google Map Maker, but what is clear is that somebody is taking the piss, and its not Android.

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