What’s Being Said

As we near the end of the first week since Google’s announcement, let’s take a look at what some major names in the tech field are saying. Feel free to comment below if one of these moves you either way.

“Their efforts are just some words on paper right now, it’s hard to do a very clear comparison [with Windows Mobile]” , CEO of Microsoft, to PC World

“In recent years there have been many grand alliances in the mobile-phone industry. These have often been formed in order to neutralize a market leader, but as often as not have failed to achieve anything… The heavyweights— Nokia, Vodafone, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, not to mention Apple and Microsoft— are conspicuous by their absence.”, The Economist

“Whenever you see companies start talking about being “open,” it means they’re getting their ass kicked. You think Google will be forming an OpenSearch alliance any time soon, to help also-rans in search get a share of the spoils? Me neither.” (of Forbes),FSJ Blog

“We’re extremely excited for what Google intends to do for the mobile industry. From where we sit, assuming it can deliver (and really, when doesn’t Google deliver?), everyone seems to benefit from openness and standards: handset manufacturers, carriers, component makers, developers, and most of all, consumers.” , Engadget

“I think Android could be what I initially thought Apple’s iPhone might be— a product that slaps some sense into the cell-phone market by catering to the wishes of phone users, not wireless carriers.” , The Washington Post


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