Ex-Google Plus chief uses Facebook to say Android lags behind iPhone

“Ever wonder why a Samsung phone has a confused and bewildering array of photo options? Should I use the Samsung Camera? Or the Android Camera? Samsung gallery or Google Photos?” asked Google’s former senior vice president of Social, Vic Gundotra, in a Facebook post.

Is Google too controlling?

Answering his own question, he explained:

“It’s because when Samsung innovates with the underlying hardware (like a better camera) they have to convince Google to allow that innovation to be surfaced to other applications via the appropriate API. That can take YEARS.”

That’s a challenging indictment of Google’s so-called open business model.

What’s even more interesting about Gundotra’s post is the forum he used to post it – Facebook, given that he was the man widely credited with persuading the ads company to launch Google Plus.

His last Google Plus post was 36-weeks ago.

The lagger of the pack

One more thing about the ex-Google exec? He’s an iPhone user.

“If you truly care about great photography, you own an iPhone,” he writes. “If you don’t mind being a few years behind, buy an Android.”

That’s a pretty challenging indictment in itself. It’s not really a good marketing slogan, is it?

“If you want to lag the pack, pick Android”.

No offence to those who do, of course – millions do – just don’t expect those devices to match the user experience of an iPhone when you do. Which is why so many switch to iPhone, post-Android.

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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