As we saw yesterday, Apple introduces the iOS 8, and in the beginning of April, Microsoft reveals to the world Windows Phone 8.1, and you know what they have in common? They both were playing catch up with Android by adding features that the big green Droid already have, but does it matter much that any of these platforms?
Keep swimming and keep swimming…
Android is a different story, they built on an open platform, and like a lot of google service, for free! Now, since it is an open platform, everyone can do anything, that why skins and launchers that are existing in most of Android phones right now allow people to customize and developers create features that become essential to the experience of their own. Then Google picks up the best features, as well as some of their own (Google now is a good example) to make the experience become perfect (almost). A loosely control system is actually turning out pretty well for Android and Google right now, and a lot of features, like widgets in the notification center that Apple showed to us, are customizable through rooting and use a lot of different programs like Cyanagen.
All come back to the legendary OS
And it matters because…..
Because in any key-note, someone will inevitably jump up and says something like “That’s from webOS” or “That’s from Android.” That is when I changed my mood, put a frown on my face, and yelled “So what?” The whole point of any update is to ensure the users can now do what they wouldn’t be able to do, and that is a good thing. I mean, it is important to innovate, but at the same time, the OS has to be able to do basic thing that other OS can do. That is why Microsoft catch up game end in April is so important to the platform. Or how is users now have less reason to leave the OS. Or Android will have more features that attract users from other platforms. It’s all about the execution, not where it comes from. None of these platforms are perfect, and it is fair to say that one feature is from another platform, like “the widget thing is obviously from Android, ” because even though I just praise the platform, is not perfect, and in fact, a lot of its features are also coming from the legend, webOS.