Could you imagine someone telling you at the start of 2008 that over the next five years Google would grow its sales three-fold over the next half decade, disrupt Microsoft's Web browser, and create an operating system that would challenge the company?
Not only that, but Google will have a mobile operating system set to be in 450 million phones in 2012, more than the total number of PCs sold! Not only that, but Google would still be the dominant search engine, controlling two-thirds of U.S. searches and more than 90% of searches in many other countries.
You likely would have bought Google hand over fist. Yet, amid all those victories, over the past five years Google's shares have been flat while Apple's are up more than 160%.
In the video below, Eric Bleeker describes why Apple will continue to be the better investment in 2013, in spite of Android's eye-popping adoption rate.
What's inside Supernova?
Apple has been a longtime selection of Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner, helping lead his stock picks to gains of more than 113% in our Stock Advisor service since it launched in 2002. Those returns have beaten the market by more than 87%. David has managed to trounce the market by always being on the lookout for revolutionary stocks and recommending them before Wall Street catches on to their disruptive potential. If you're interested in how David discovers his winners, click here to get instant access to a personal tour behind David's Supernova service
The article Google Will "Win" 2013, but Apple's the Stock to Buy originally appeared on Fool.com.Eric Bleeker has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.