"By the end of next year, there's a good chance that Android devices will have displaced the iPhone in terms of sales." The Independent predicts closed-source programming will end Apple. Google's freewheeling operating system Android is similar to Window's broad appeal, which, despite Apple's following, came to dominate the marketplace. "Android is now being touted as the operating system of the future – not only for mobile phones, but also for tablet computers, televisions, car dashboards and anything else with a screen. Google are happy to hand Android out to manufacturers just as Microsoft allowed unfettered access to Windows in the 1980s and 1990s, and the effects of this are now beginning to show.