Other things Google could tie to my Google+ profile without asking and display to every Android user I call:
This is one of Android’s best advantages, and it works really well on my Nexus 7. Apple, please stop ignoring this serious deficit of usefulness in iOS. Please.
I’ve been listening to people in Chicago coffee shops complain about smartphones. Conversations have been entirely about iPhone and Android. Granted, this is extremely anecdotal, but still.
I haven’t once heard “flat” tossed around. But I sure have heard a lot of “my iPhone doesn’t do X or Y” and “I’m so glad my new Android lets me do Z.” I sure hope Apple has been listening, too.
It might be tempting to think Android represents a replay of how round one of the PC market ended up for Apple (though, note that it has been the top notebook seller in the US and a top PC seller worldwide for a while now). This is one of the most succinct explanations I’ve seen yet for why you would be wrong.
At the very least, Facebook Home is a great case study in Android’s potential, created by a company that gets design and also happens to be wildly successful in social media. There are plenty of notes to take here, and I hope Apple is taking some of them.