Sunday, January 2, 2011

CNNMoney - Apple vs. Android: The view from Google

Interesting take from senior Google engineers about what the future holds for Android and iOS. The press is trying to play up an angle that these views aren't exact carbon copies of each other but they seem pretty close to me. I agree with Don Dodge that both Google and Apple can achieve their goals (Apple to continue owning the high-end market and Google to grow their software distribution by being the OS of choice for smartphone hardware makers). Perhaps a better question is "Will a third player be able to make significant inroads to the mobile OS market?". Tim Bray (in probably the best article I've read in several weeks) thinks Windows Phone 7 might make inroads and it's hard to envision Microsoft ceding such a huge market without a fight.

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