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  • Gerrit Eicker 10:51 on 18. December 2008 Permalink
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    Apple’s Mobile Web Breakthrough 

    RWW names Apple the Best BigCo for its iPhone breaking through the Mobile Web in 2008; http://is.gd/cioj  

  • Gerrit Eicker 20:21 on 23. September 2008 Permalink
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    Google announced the G1 mobile as: “an important milestone in the young history of Android“; http://is.gd/30TO

    • Gerrit Eicker 20:22 on 23. September 2008 Permalink | Reply

      TC did a T-Mobile G1 launch liveblog.

      pC: “The T-Mobile G1 will also be available in the United Kingdom beginning in November, and across Europe in the first quarter of 2009.”

      RWW asks: “Can it Beat the iPhone? … The overall message was one that focused on openness. Will the future of the mobile internet be driven by open platforms? That’s what Google is betting on with Android, but more importantly, it’s what T-Mobile is hoping will stop the flood of customers leaving their service for AT&T’s iPhone.”

      RealDan: “But with smartphones we’re seeing open-source options like Android and Symbian very early on, and though Windows Mobile has a big head start, it’s far from dominant in this space and I can see why developers would be attracted to the Android platform. – The other question is can Android pull developers away from Apple. It seems to me that there is real power in that open-source approach, and that while G1 doesn’t come close to the iPhone, nevertheless Apple may be consigning itself to niche status by sticking to its closed-garden approach.”

      FT: “Based on my initial assessment, I think Google could be right. All too often, new technology products fail to live up to their billing and disappoint jaded geeks like me. The G1 is not one of those devices – not so much because of its current capabilities, but because of the promise it holds – the promise that users will be able to easily customise the device and add services and features by downloading new (and probably mostly free) applications over the mobile network direct to the device.”

      Heise: “Android scheint jedoch noch nicht wirklich fertig zu sein: Dem Bluetooth-Stack fehlt A2DP zur drahtlosen Kopplung von Stereo-Kopfhörern, auch eine Videofunktion für die eingebaute Kamera hat Google nicht eingebaut. Auch ist die Software für die Entwicklung von Android-Anwendungen bislang nur in der Version 0.9 erhältlich, im September soll jedoch noch eine 1.0-Vorabversion erscheinen.” – Update: “Parallel zur Vorstellung des G1 with Google durch T-Mobile veröffentlichte Google die von der Entwickler-Community lange erwartete stabile Version 1.0 des SDK für die Linux-Smartphone-Plattform Android. Damit sind die Entwickler nun in der Lage, ihre Applikationen rechtzeitig für den Verkaufsstart des Android-Smartphones fertigzustellen und dann auf dem Android-Marktplatz anzubieten.”

      HB: “Gartner-Analystin Carolina Milanesi ist vor allem vom Google-Betriebssystem überzeugt: ‘Android hat das Potenzial, das führende Betriebssystem für Mobiltelefone im Linux-Segment zu werden.‘ Gartner geht davon aus, dass das Google-Betriebssystem bei Smartphones bis 2011 einen Marktanteil von bis zu zehn Prozent erreicht. Denn auch andere Hersteller wie Motorola oder LG haben bereits verkündet, ebenfalls an Telefonen mit Google-Betriebssystem zu arbeiten.”

      Süddeutsche: “Jahrelang ist über ein Mobiltelefon des Suchmaschinenbetreibers Google spekuliert worden – endlich wurde das G1 vorgestellt. Vor zu frühen Vergleichen mit Apples iPhone sollte man sich jedoch hüten.

    • Gerrit Eicker 07:01 on 24. September 2008 Permalink | Reply

      NYT: “Analysts said that the G1 did not represent the kind of revolutionary change in design and function that Apple introduced last year with the iPhone. But the G1 is likely to further accelerate two trends that will have a lasting impact on the wireless industry: the growing use of the Internet on the go, and the ability of consumers to customize their phones with their favorite functions.”

      Mossberg: “In sum, the G1 is a powerful, versatile device which will offer users a real alternative in the new handheld computing category the iPhone has occupied alone.”

      Barron’s: “The upshot is that Apple may need to allow greater control over the iPhone to third-party developers than it currently does. The GPhone itself is a vast improvement over the software offered on most smart phones – including what Palm (PALM) offers on the Treo. – Overall, though, the device lacks charm, character, verve and style. That may change with future versions. With Android’s entry into the world of software development, the choice of third-party applications for phones will expand, which is a good thing for consumers, in the end.”

      O’Reilly: “Apple’s restrictions mean more jailbreaking and Android adoption.”

      TR: “‘I’m totally cheering Android on,’ says Jonathan Zittrain, a professor of law at Harvard University. ‘But from what I can tell, [Android Market] is banking on a ratings/reputations systems and common sense for people to know what’s okay and what’s not.’ – Zittrain says the approach might even hinder Android’s progress. ‘I think [Android Market] may work,’ he says, ‘but if there are a couple of well-publicized incidences of code run amok, that can really scare people away from the platform and into Apple’s waiting arms.'”

      AdAge: “Research firm Strategy Analytics estimated that Google’s Android smart phones would reach 400,000 units in the quarter, for a 4% market share. According to ComScore M:Metrics, 19.9 million Americans have a smart phone, up 121% since July 2007, led by Apple’s iPhone. Of course, the focus for Google is not just the G1 but the many other Android phones that Google hopes will come after it.”

      Macworld’s FAQ: What the new G1 phone will do for you

      FTD: “Das G1 soll seinen Anwendern auch den Einkauf über das Internet schmackhaft machen. Da das Gerät zudem auch Musik abspielen kann, stellt der größte Online-Einzelhändler Amazon seinen Musikdownload über das G1 zur Verfügung.”

      Welt: “T-Mobile will nach dem Start seines ersten Google-Handys mit dem offenen Betriebssystem Android zügig weitere solche Geräte auf den Markt bringen. Im Laufe des nächsten Jahres sollen mehrere Mobiltelefone dieser Art von verschiedenen Herstellern im Programm sein, sagte der Innovationschef der DeutschenTelekom, Christopher Schläffer. ‘Wir werden viele Geräte mit Android auf den Markt bringen.'”

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