Here’s what we say to LG, “Are you kidding me?” Someone please tell the fine LG executives that their tablet is going to be the same as every other Android device: Fragmented and lacking polish from beginning to end. Could they make hardware that blows the iPad right out of the water? They sure could, but they’re still going to be running Android, and they have very little control over Androids strengths and weaknesses. The device makes up fifty percent of the experience, the software makes up the other 50 percent.
Android has a lot of strengths, and LG has made a lot of excellent consumer electronic devices in the past, but they lack something Apple has— the ability to control everything from start to finish. That’s where their strength lies, and that’s what no one else has been able to match to date. Until someone with vision can polish a device entirely, I’m pretty skeptical that they’ll be as successful as the iPad.
I’m going to say this, hoping that Android fans actually take a moment to read this far in the article before commenting, I really hope a competitor emerges in the “Pad” market. Stagnation occurs when one company calls all the shots, and right now, Apple’s alone at the top. I want innovation in the market because I want to see just how far these mobile devices can go in taking over our lives. I’m a firm believer in the form factor, but unless someone really starts pushing Apple, things aren’t going to evolve as quickly as I’d like. That said, I’m skeptical that it’s going to be LG. Frankly, I think Google should be releasing their own phones and pads, and stop relying on third party companies, but that’s just me.
It’s hard to take anyone seriously when they toss out lofty claims like the one that Chang Ma did, and frankly, he just screwed himself. He’s going to have to eat a lot of crow if he’s wrong. LG could be right, but until they ship something, they might want to keep a muzzle on their executives. Reveal, hype, ship, that’s how it’s been done in Cupertino for years, with much success. Hype, reveal, panic is what happens when executives start talking a big game before anyone else sees what they’re talking about. They hype a product that no one’s seen yet, they reveal a product that doesn’t live up to expectations because they’ve hyped it so much before an announcement, and then they panic when they don’t meet their goals because everyone’s disappointed in the announcement.
Products speak for themselves, so how about we let them do the talking, and then take a body count once LG ships something.
Article Via CNet
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