“The company’s Vic Gundotra said Android was necessary as, without it, too much control would be put into the hands of Steve Jobs and the iPhone platform,” Electronista reports. “Gundotra didn’t mention Jobs by name but left little mystery that he was being blamed for creating a dystopic mobile environment not unlike the ‘1984’ Apple once criticized. ‘If we did not act, we faced a draconian future where one man, one phone, one carrier was the future,’ he said. ‘That’s a future we don’t want.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Because then we wouldn’t be able to run our ads on it; especially as mobile device users seem predisposed to chose to use dedicated apps over random Web search.
Electronista reports, “Direct jabs at Apple were also strewn throughout the keynote, pointing out either policy or technical limitations in the iPhone and iPad that Android 2.2 would overcome.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’ve used Android phones. They’re all poor imitations of an iPhone. Using an Android phone after you’ve used an iPhone is both frustrating and humorous. The day Apple flips the switch on Verizon, is the day Google dreads. In countries where iPhone is available on multiple carriers, people don’t settle for Android-based fake iPhones.
Remember when people thought Google was innovative?