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Crossroads

October 21, 2011

Android chief, Andy Rubin when asked about Siri in an interview at AsiaD:

 “I don’t believe that your phone should be an assistant. Your phone is a tool for communicating. You shouldn’t be communicating with the phone; you should be communicating with somebody on the other side of the phone.

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In projecting the future, I think Apple did a good job of figuring out when the technology was ready to be consumer-grade.”

I’m glad that Android is heading to a different road, they have been tailing behind Apple all this time. They don’t believe Siri is the future. They don’t see what Apple see in Siri, a voice-controlled artificial-intelligence system, wow even describing Siri already sound futuristic.

Google’s point of view for the future, at right this moment, is the opposite of Apple’s. It’s obvious enough that Apple is planning to bet everything on Siri, one feature that really stands out in the iPhone 4S. While Google is pushing for bigger display for the next stampede of Android smartphones with Ice Cream Sandwich update, focusing on its interface, Apple is keeping the same screen size in iPhone 4S, focusing on user experience rather than following the market trend.

But we’re talking about the future here, and the real answer is time. We’ll see which one of them took the best path.

* Update:  Windows Phone Chief, Andy Lees also dishes Siri, so Microsoft is also going to a different direction, mazel tov.

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