Friday, October 8, 2010

Google's Andy Rubin Speaks About Windows Phone 7

Today, PC Mag posted an interview with the Vice President of engineering at Google, Andy Rubin.  It is a pretty interesting interview that gives a lot of incite into Rubin, Android and Google.  You can read the interview here.

What stood out the most in Rubin's interview was his stance on the upcoming release of Windows Phone 7.  Heres what he said.....

"I think the screen shots I've seen are interesting, but look, the world doesn't need another platform. Android is free and open; I think the only reason you create another platform is for political reasons."

There are two schools of thought from that statement.  The first being that Rubin is being honest and is arrogant enough to truly believe that Android is that much more superior than WP7.  Also if you read further into the actual interview you will see Rubin says, "Why doesn't the whole world run with [Android]?" Now, Rubin is just touting the Android platform, which is great and he should do it, he should believe that his product is the best.  But he shouldn't be putting down a platform that he knows little about and has only seen screen shots of.

The second train of thought is that Google and Rubin are actually worried about what WP7 will do to its growing market share and by downplaying WP7 they think everyone else will as well.  What really distrubed me about Rubins comment was that he is totally off basis.  Microsoft has been in the mobile platform business since before Google was even a company and when your in the business as long as Microsoft you somtimes have to reinvent yourselve.

What do you all think?

By Chase Thompson
Source PCMAG

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