Eric Schmidt’s Le Web Keynote Video: “Android is Ahead Of The iPhone”

Google chairman Eric Schmidt spoke yesterday at Le Web in Paris, and now the entire interview is on YouTube (thank you, Loic!). Schmidt talks about politics, and Google’s rapid acquisition pace (one a week).

The hour-long interview is punctuated with bon mots like: “It is much easier to start a revolution, but it is harder to finish it.” If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing fast-forward to around the 37-minute mark, which is when Schmidt starts to get feisty. “Android is ahead of the iPhone now,” he says, based on “unit volume, price is lower, more vendors, it’s free.”

At about 39 minutes in he makes this startling prediction: “By the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see will have Google TV embedded in it. A similar strategy to what we did with Android. The price is free from Google, so you are only paying for the television.”

Schmidt is always a good interview. Watch the whole thing.