Uber May Take A Ride From iOS to Android
Uber, the app-based alternative to traditional taxi services, is reportedly considering switching its drivers from iPhones to Samsung-manufactured Android handsets.
Uber has previously purchased tens of thousands of iPhones, which are used for receiving and tracking rides. Although customers can use Uber on either an iOS or Android handset, the drivers’ systems runs only on iOS.
Google Ventures executives have previously spoken about their desire for collaboration between Google and Uber. Uber already uses Google Maps technology, while Google Ventures is the biggest investor behind the startup.
According to The Information, teams from Uber and Android recently met to discuss how Uber could work with the software platform.
In part, the move is reportedly related to keeping down the prices of phones Uber buys for its drivers.
Uber didn’t immediately respond to Cult of Android‘s messages.
- SourceThe Information