Google’s embarrassing demo: iPad vs. Android device (with video)

Robert Evans reports for I4U News, “Just a few moments ago at the Google I/O the demonstration team encountered one of the more embarrassing problems in modern tech presentation memory. An iPad and a Google Android phone were set up side-by-side to display the loading of a new application. While the iPad populated and loaded quickly, the Android phone was less successful.”

MacDailyNews Note: The fun starts at 1:40:27:

Direct link to video via YouTube here.

MacDailyNews Take: Smirk. It’s not just the Wi-Fi issue, either; note the user experience and the responsiveness. That app looks like Microsoft made it, only worse.

BTW, nice “solution” to entering numbers; God forbid you have a heart attack, you’d be dead before you could get 9-1-1 into the thing. wink

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Steven M.” for the heads up.]


  1. And yet the audience clapped in approval once it worked. Go Android! Nice how iPad handled it effortlessly.

    Proves that people still like to have a bad user experience. What the name of that syndrome again?

  2. soooo, let me get this right…it took quite awhile for the Android phone to get it’s act together. The blame was placed on the overloaded wifi. The expense item was finally to the iPad which displayed it immediately. The manager typed in his response. Does that mean managers get the iPad and others get the Android phone? The reply was immediate in getting back to the Android phone where the whole excruciating exercise in user experience is replayed. What a mess. We know what an iPhone to iPad and back experience would have been like. Perhaps they should have tried that. Oooops, Eric the Mole wanted to showcase the Android phone and he did!

  3. If an Apple developer left Steve Jobs hanging like that, the developers job would be in greater jeopardy than the dude that lost his prototype iPhone at the beer garden.

    Undoubtedly, Ballmer is saying to himself, “we (Microsoft) need to hire quality talent like that.”

  4. @ tilio

    I have yet to have a wifi connection dropped in my home. Good old Airport just keeps on chugging. Come to think of it, I am not sure I have had an iPhone dropped connection since it has been out. And since we work out of the home…there’s a lot of stuff flying through wifi.

  5. Yes, that was sad and the iPad worked with out a hitch with the same wireless conditions. I assume that would have gone better if they had used an iPhone instead of an Android phone.

    Can Apple use that as an Apple iPad ad?

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