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While the Computex trade show in Taiwan is at the center of the mobile tech world this week, Google has kind of dominated the headlines for the past few weeks with announcements about Android 2.2 Froyo, Google TV, and other tech. This week I spoke with Saul Kropman of the Digital Edge podcast to discuss the Google v. Apple approach to smartphone operating systems.
You can tune into the podcast at The Digital Edge. If you just want to skip to the Android v. iPhone discussion, it starts at about 12:27.
In other news, it turns out that I’m really, really long-winded. The dude asks me a question and I go on for about 3 minutes without stopping for air. The good news, is he did a little editing so I come across as a bit more medium-winded (although he did cut my comments about Samsung’s Bada OS, which is what I was really talking about when I asked if we really need yet another mobile OS).
You can find more news about mobile smartphone apps and platforms at Mobiputing.
It was fun listening to two guy sit and plug their own companies inside of what was otherwise a fairly slick south African news cast. They did a good job of editing you down. If I hadn’t read the article before listening to the pod cast I never would have noticed.
Interesting points. I largely agree with you that it’s all going to come down to applications… Both in smart phones and tablets, etc. That’s why Windows has been so successful on desktops/laptops… It’s also why I don’t see it doing well in the touch interface markets going forward until there’s a huge groundswell of touch applications specifically written for it as well… And I’m with you, I’m just not sure how easy it’s going to be to develop for all of these competing OS’s… Unless HTML5 and Native Client allow me to do it through a web interface… And that will come down to how quickly devices can support it, and how easy it actually is to do.
Time will tell, I guess.
Yeah, the podcast largely deals with tech marketing, but I’m glad he branched out a bit. I enjoyed the conversation.
Pro audio tip: It’s actually *always* much easier to edit someone on a telephone connection. It’s pretty easy to hide cuts in the noise that comes down the wire. In this case I was actually on Skype, but I was using a wireless handset that basically has a phone-like mic in it. I didn’t feel like plugging in my studio mic at the time. 🙂
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