There has been a lot of talk about Google’s planned foray into the mobile phone platform market, people have been waiting with baited breath to see what innovations they will come up with to improve what is out there now. The answer is that they aren’t, you’re supposed to. While the Android platform opens up many possibilities, the demo video they’re produced is pretty boring and seems more like an ad for an iPhone than anything else.
You have to assume someone will come up with some kind of interesting things for the mobile phone to make it more like a portable PC, but what else could they add to what already exists? Not a whole lot when you think about it. A Blackberry and an iPhone already does pretty much everything you can really need to do on a portable device. Sure, it’s kind of cool to be able to view a web page on your portable the way it looks on a PC, but do you really need to view it that way? Are news stories without the graphics and banners really less useful than pages that give you the same information without some of the pictures?
Google has a long way to go, and by that we mean you developers out there, before anyone will get excited over the minimal, if any, differences Android will bring about compared to what already exists.
Check out the the video and see for yourself. (PS – The video itself would’ve been more entertaining had they employed people who could deliver a line in any sort of convincing way.)