I think Apple has an easy strategy to compete with Google. Apple should work as hard as possible to reduce ads on the mobile devices. This will not only reduce Google revenue it also makes the users feeling much comfortable.
Does this report make sense? It is simply too general. Most importantly I believe majority of Android phone users are not using the phone as a smartphone.
The devil is in the details. Around the world even in the US many cheap Android phones are sold without a monthly data plan. And the phones are as cheap as the old feature phone. If the user does not do web browsing a lot what smartphone will he choose?
But are these the users that Jobs designed the iPhone...
Apple of course did not invent finger print sensor. Nor is Apple the first putting it on a smart phone. The difference is the details and this is patented by Apple. Apple put it on the Home button. And it is PATENDED! With your copying brain any software can be copied. Because they are lines of lines C/C++/... codes which the programer did not invent.