Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th May 2010 18:29 UTC
Google At the Google I/O conference, Google just held its second keynote address, which focussed on Android. The talk was held by Vic Gundotra, and he unveiled a number of new features coming in Android 2.2 "Froyo", as well as some features coming in Froyo+1. The main theme of the entire keynote? Openness and choice, and a whole bucketload of not-so-subtle jabs at Apple. I'd like to apologise upfront for a possible lack of critical notes in this article - I'm still handing out the brownie points to Google for yesterday.
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Disguise
by Envying1 on Thu 20th May 2010 22:55 UTC
Envying1
Member since:
2008-04-22

Google have done a lot of good things to change our life.

But I am really sick and tired of what they are disguising as a Open "Saint and Pioneer".

Just don't forget Google is a public company, which is all for profit. They invested 100M+ for a open video format, and they will get your money out of your pocket to pay for it in a lot of innovative ways.

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RE: Disguise
by macUser on Thu 20th May 2010 23:00 in reply to "Disguise"
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

Google have done a lot of good things to change our life.

But I am really sick and tired of what they are disguising as a Open "Saint and Pioneer".

Just don't forget Google is a public company, which is all for profit. They invested 100M+ for a open video format, and they will get your money out of your pocket to pay for it in a lot of innovative ways.



Google isn't Apple... That amounts to a free pass around these parts.

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RE[2]: Disguise
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 20th May 2010 23:26 in reply to "RE: Disguise"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Google isn't Apple... That amounts to a free pass around these parts.


Gosh, a company about a million times more open than Apple is looked upon more favourably than the most closed company in the entire technology sector.

What a shocker.

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RE[2]: Disguise
by testman on Thu 20th May 2010 23:37 in reply to "RE: Disguise"
testman Member since:
2007-10-15

It's not a unique phenomenon; for a time, anything Apple, or Canonical-related was considered a free-pass as well whereas Microsoft were the Big Bad(tm) of the time. While a bit before OSN's time, Microsoft and IBM were darlings of the tech-enthusiast communities as well.

I'm willing to bet that in five years time, saying anything good about Google will also be an instant -1: Troll.

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RE: Disguise
by Shkaba on Thu 20th May 2010 23:29 in reply to "Disguise"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

Google have done a lot of good things to change our life.

But I am really sick and tired of what they are disguising as a Open "Saint and Pioneer".

Just don't forget Google is a public company, which is all for profit. They invested 100M+ for a open video format, and they will get your money out of your pocket to pay for it in a lot of innovative ways.


I don't mind when they get a return on their investment. Redhat does, too. Does that make Redhat a bad citizen of opensource world?? NO! It is people who do not understand that the biggest "Free"in open source is free as in freedom, and not free as in free beer. Once you understand that concept, maybe and only maybe you will understand why is apple such a rotten fruit

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RE: Disguise
by stanroper on Fri 21st May 2010 01:18 in reply to "Disguise"
stanroper Member since:
2005-07-22

I've recently become sick and tired of Google. I guess it started after that Google Buzz nightmare. I've kept a MobileMe account for while and decided to move to it. I managed to get all my email, calendars and contacts moved over to Apple. Apple isn't trying to use my personal information for profit (yet).

I used to be a huge fan of the Google stuff. That went away. Often with this tech stuff I'm slightly ahead of the curve so I wonder if many more are about to leave Google. I've even been using Bing lately.

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RE: Disguise
by lemur2 on Mon 24th May 2010 13:16 in reply to "Disguise"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Google have done a lot of good things to change our life.

But I am really sick and tired of what they are disguising as a Open "Saint and Pioneer".

Just don't forget Google is a public company, which is all for profit. They invested 100M+ for a open video format, and they will get your money out of your pocket to pay for it in a lot of innovative ways.


The positive PR alone is worth 100M+ to Google, let alone freedom from the risk of MPEG LA being in control of Google's permission to serve video.

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