Google is the Microsoft of mobile phones. It took a Steve Jobs concept and decided to piss him off like Bill Gates once did by taking that concept, building a lookalike operating system, and licensing it to all hardware makers but Apple.

Just like Microsoft, Google will win a majority marketshare for years on out.

Some say that today’s environment is different from the past. Apple has stores and loads of cash in the bank to keep momentum. But 2011 gave us a glimpse into the future, where the iPhone and iPad heavyweights will go to war with products like the Samsung Galaxy and Amazon Kindle Fire all running Google software.

Like Jobs once said, the most brilliant companies steal ideas and make them their own. Google is turning this prophecy into a reality. And it will do the same to TV.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.