Friday, December 14, 2012

Why Google Just Made iPhone King: Ads | Wired Business | Wired.com

Lots of assumptions about Google means and ends in this article, but I believe it's clear that, to Google, the Internet is the platform (e.g., for Google search and other services), and different client operating systems are simply different Internet platform client run-time environment options
"The answer boils down to advertising. Google’s smartphone operating system, Android, has always been incidental to Google’s ad business, the source of virtually all the company’s profits, and Google’s Motorola handset division is, for now, a similar sideshow. Google doesn’t particularly care what operating system you use to view its ads or engage with its sites; it just wants to pull you in. Google pumps money into Android mainly to ensure that companies like Apple and Microsoft can’t push its properties off of smartphones."
Why Google Just Made iPhone King: Ads | Wired Business | Wired.com
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