To many Steve Jobs is the godfather of the modern day smartphones and powerful technology that makes its way from the caves of Cupertino. Apple has transformed how consumers conceive mobile devices, laptops in fact has infused a brand new culture in the tech scene. I wont be wrong to say that Steve Jobs is the man who has taken the idea of smartphone devices from Nokia, HP and Dell [handheld tablets, etc] top bring us the iPod Touch for music [initially], iPhone 2G, 3G/3GS and the iPhone 4, and only recently the iPad. If you have ever used the iPad, you will see how Apple has amalgamated everything into this 9.7 inch powerful device.
Of course competitors have jumped in, of course there will be some challenge from other manufacturers both in the hardware and the software. But despite all this, all my disliking for the cult of Apple, I must admit it has superiority over others. Steve Jobs knows this, he might have been going overboard with the Antennagate issue but his recent ripping off of the Android platform from Google and the plethora of the upcoming Android and non-Android tablets is quite justified. We have the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the RIM BlackBerry with its PlayBook but I bet they will leave something desired. The 7 inch Galaxy Tab by Samsung is a lost cause between the Smartphone and the iPad. Why would someone want to own a device that is large enough to not fit into a pocket yet small enough to disable easy readability? That’s just my opinion for I would rather buy the iPad with an excellent hardware only because of the larger size.
Anyways, Steve Jobs took out a few minutes to share his opinion or should I state rip off Google Android and RIM? The man is never really for the open systems and thinks they don’t really win. But lets listen to what he has to say. We also have some excerpts from his speech after the embedded YouTube video:
And now for what he said:
On Google Android Platform:
Google loves to characterize Android as open, and iOS and iPhone as closed, we find this a bit disingenuous and clouding the real difference between our two approaches…
We also think our developers will be more innovative if they can target a singular platform rather than 100 variants. They can put their time into innovative new features rather than testing on 100s of different handsets, so we are very committed to the integrated approach, no matter how many times Google tries to characterize it as closed and we are confident it will triumph over Google’s fragmented approach.
On 7 inch Tablets Like Galaxy Tab And PlayBook by RIM:
The seven inch tablets are tweeners, too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with an iPad.
Well, he has every right to defend his product and plan of action but according to Steve Jobs the products from his competitors are destined to be DOA [Dead On Arrival]. That remains to be seen though. In the meantime we would appreciate if you can visit the following links to learn how numerous platforms are doing in comparison to each other: