Category Archives: Android Mobile OS
The competitive advantage Apple holds over Google isn’t iOS5 or iCloud
I followed the Apple WWDC 2011 conference yesterday via the live blogging service of Engadget and Twitter (wasn’t in SF at the time). You can find an overview of all things announced here. The expectations were high upfront. Everyone seems to expect … Continue reading
About the open versus closed debate: Advice to Jobs and Rubin
Steve Jobs seems to be on a crusade to defend his iOS platform against Google’s Android. The Google camp is using the open versus closed argument. Steve decides to reclaim that discussion by introducing the fragmented versus integrated argument. They … Continue reading
My new mobile venture
[disclosure: this post is about my new mobile venture, so it may be a bit subjective here and there 😉 ] Its been really quiet over here lately. Entirely my fault, I have been extremely busy starting up a new … Continue reading
The one thing that Google Nexus One has over the iPhone
Lots of posts up this morning about the launch of the Google Nexus One. While I fully understand that most of them focus on a (technological) comparison between the Nexus One and the iPhone (the king of the smart handhelds), … Continue reading
Why Google will win: entrapment in the iPhone is a failing long-term strategy
Entrapment can be an effective strategy when you are building up a business. Marketers tend to call that customer lock-in. From the perspective of the business this sounds like a great thing to do. Hook the customer to your business … Continue reading
On competition, web 2.0 sarcasm and watching television on Friendfeed
A few things that caught my attention this morning. First, an excellent review by Walter Mossberg on the new Google phone called G1. He describes many of its new features, strengths and weaknesses. My take on it? Competition is a … Continue reading
Mozilla enters the mobile arena with Apple and Google but we already know the winner!
I just watched the Mozilla video showing a demo of their first visions on what a mobile Firefox browser should look like. I love it already. Not because of the way it looks or the cool technology underneath. I love … Continue reading
Why the iPhone is probably one of the worst mobile phones I have ever used
There is a lot of talk these days about the iPhone. You can’t open TechMeme without seeing yet another rumor about the next generation, 3G, whatever version of the iPhone Apple is about to release. As soon as any other … Continue reading
Is Mobile the next advertisement heaven?
I’m thinking about Erik Schmidt, CEO of Google, who says that mobile advertisement will be the next thing. Actually, he says it a little different: First: There is still a lot of revenue in search – as we get the … Continue reading
The mobile web experience needs fundamental rethinking
Michael Mace reports that mobile applications, or the development of software that runs on specific mobile platforms is dead. Michael Mace is an expert from the industry so he probably knows what he is talking about. He writes: We told … Continue reading
The usability of mobile phones could be so much better
A few days ago I realised (yet again) that the mobile phone could be made so much better. In such a way that the interface would start working for me as a user, instead of me having to work the … Continue reading
Who will free the iPhone customer?
What is the deal with Steve Jobs, who is protecting his iPhone from being used the way users really like it, their own way? Apple not only launches it exclusively with certain partners, telling all you morons that don’t happen … Continue reading
Interview with German Public Radio on Google Android announcements
Yesterday I was contacted by Marcus Schuler from the ARD, German Public Radio. They were going to broadcast a technology item about the recent Google Android announcements on a show called DeutschlandFunk, Computers und Kommunikation. Marcus had found my weblog … Continue reading
Who is going to add value to my remote control of life?
Today is another day after, this time the day after Google announced its Android Mobile OS initiative. Incredible amounts of posts have already been written about it, many of them talking about the breaking news, a lot of them analysing … Continue reading