So I got my invite to Google’s new social network called Google+…so far so good. I’m still playing around with it and learning the lay of the land (common procedure on any new product…especially coming from Google because everything is beta). What caught my eye (besides the minimalist design of which I love) is the fact that Google rolled out its own bbm/iMessage/kik + groupme/group messaging competitor and it seems as if no one is talking about it.
Google+ Huddle is one on one or group messaging to anyone in your circle…but what I noticed (I’m not going to lie, I read the “Help” section) is that Huddle lets you know when a message is being delivered, when its received, and when its read…just like bbm. For a bbm/BlackBerry addict like me this is huge news. I can see the application being very useful and I’m shocked that its so far under the radar that it seems as though no one is talking about it.
Man…RIM is in trouble if people start taking full advantage of Google+ (as if RIM isn’t in enough trouble already)
I can’t say I’m shocked by these results…but what I notice more than Verizon winning was who got the silver medal. T-mobile consistently beat out the other carriers, besides Verizon, in every region that PC Mag tested. Everyone always bashes T-mobile’s network, however these results show that T-mobile has quality speed on their nationwide network.
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Google launched its flagship Android devices with one carrier and one OEM, but we’re hearing things might be switched up this time around. Our source indicated that Google could be working with multiple carriers and multiple OEMs on their own “exclusive” Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) halo devices, and that they may all launch around the same time.
…Let me start saving my pennies now…because THAT is awesome!!!
I was struck by how Android devices and device manufacturers are trying to compete on features. Faster processors, brighter screens and other such intensely geeky positioning was their formula for combating the iPhone freight train.
“We are entering a new reality where consumers are more demanding through the emergence of technology. And the way in which we make decisions based in enterprise is changing based on analytic power of these new platforms.”—Gavin Michael
Wow got a few more responses than I thought I’d get to the question about HTC being the next Apple. And I pretty much agree with y’all. Apple controls every aspect of their products: design, marketing, apps, software…even the accessories to a point. HTC is not even close to having that type of control. HTC has to play by Google’s rules and make adjustments to whatever Google puts out. I could never imagine Apple giving that type of control of the software or any other part of their devices to anyone else.
“RIM has an audience, but that audience is shrinking. Arguably they had a good run, but there are plenty of other devices from other manufacturers – Microsoft included – that have much more cachet in terms of general appeal. Even BBM no longer sounds as enticing as it once did, especially in an era of Facetime, Qik, and Hipchat.”—
[ As angry as this post makes me, it saddens me that it might come true ]
…Android can be such a dominate platform, if only Google truly took control of their operating system and stop treating customers like beta testers. Customers spend their hard earned money on Android products and they don’t want to to trial test software. I know phone nerds and people who love being on the bleeding edge of tech don’t mind, but the general public doesn’t want to purchase a phone only to have it completely out of date and end of product life within 3 months.
RIM seriously has a problem!!! Why can’t ANY of their products get released?!? How hard is it to get a product to market? RIM has become sinking ship and they are acting with no urgency in their movements. People aren’t concerned about getting Playbooks? Why? Because RIM hasn’t convinced people that they need it. If RIM released quality apps for it, or implemented their Android app player then maybe people would buy them…