[quote=afx114][quote=fat_lazy_union_worker]Except what google investors are going to find out the hard way that besides advertising, they haven’t yet figured out how else to make money…AKA Yahoo 2.0 redux…
Android is the only platform that has a chance of catching the iPhone. Only time will tell. At the least, they will push Apple to do better (interestingly, AAPL ended up in the green today).
Google is also investing BIG in alternative energies and are at the forefront of the coming cloud-computing revolution. They have plenty of opportunities to make money.
Yeah, I worked with the android platform. All 3 SDK versions which weren’t compatible with each other, for a Android Developer Challenge, and came in top 20% overall despite all the quirkyness of the SDK and getting a last minute SDK that pretty much broke the entire app. I can tell you, this isn’t gonna be google’s lifesaver. It’s not a gamechanger. Apple owns the consumer smartphone market, and blackberry the biz one.
Google’s late to the cloud computing game. And if they did their internal architectures like i think they did like yahoo, I can tell you google’s going to be in the same infrastructure mess that Yahoo is in which everything is undocumented, incompatible, homegrown, and lacks ability to integrate to the rest of the world. That my friend is Yahoo 2.0 and soon to be google 2.0. Google loves reinventing the wheel, even if it ends up creating an oval…Case in point, Android is a “java” based platform, but it’s not really java is it?