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by lessismore 538 days ago · link · parent · post: Google's planned 'iPad killer' tablet: 5 talking points - The Week
I am looking forward to this "gPad" as much as I am looking forward to my next visit to the dentist. Google's track record outside of search has not been especially earth shattering. Despite its huge market share, the Android ecosystem pales in comparison as far as revenue generation is concerned compared to the iOS ecosystem.
by scarp 538 days ago · link
Revenue generation is just one measure or worth, though. Not every good idea makes money or should. Android is brilliant for being exactly what it is: an affordable, ubiquitous and highly adaptable open source operating system for mobile devices. It fills a useful niche that iOS cannot.
I also disagree with the notion that Google's non-search related endeavors are not remarkable. Their work with Gmail, YouTube, eBooks and maps/navigation are much more far-reaching than any of the closed services available on iOS. Siri and iBooks are neat, but I can only use them on iDevices which is severely limiting.