Sunday, December 13, 2009

Google Phone

Have been reading about the Google phone all over the web.

Still trying to figure out how it makes much sense for Google to make its own phone to compete with Motorola, Samsung, Sony, etc.

Why didn't Google just provide the specs (something like a reference implementation) and then let the phone manufacturers duke it out. Some would add a keyboard, others would add infrared, other would do smart things that I can't even think about....

I am not sure I understand their strategy at all.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Some of the Google Apps on Android are getting extremely sexy!

Just installed a few new apps on my Android phone. Some of these are killers:

Google Maps version 3.3
Google Goggles

Think Google can most probably buy its way into getting cooler apps than iPhone. Already most of the basic apps are available on Android. Google can develop/pay people to develop/hold competitions to get some of the best apps onto Android. And given the recent buzz, not sure they will need to pay anyone....

Another thing I believe is true (can't be certain), is that there are a lot more apps available for free on Android (things that nobody will develop for free on Apple because you need to pay to develop on the iPhone)

I really need to create my list of top apps - content for another post.