What If…Google Didn’t Exist?
Smart Phones Would Be Really Expensive
Can Google take credit for bringing the smart phone to the masses? Short answer, “yes.”
Android the first widely used open source operating system for mobile devices and Google was the main force behind it.
By throwing its weight behind a Linux-based platform rather than pricey hardware, Google pulled a real judo move on its competition. These days, Android-powered mobile devices are very affordable, and very Google friendly.
If Apple was still the only game in smart phone town, smart phones would still be a luxury item.