After the exciting Google I/O keynote last Thursday, we learned two things. Firstly, Vic Gundotra is a great speaker and needs to be recognized as the “face” of Google. Secondly, a lot of heads were turned to Android and people questioned whether or not Apple was now the one playing catch-up.
Being Android fans, I can’t imagine any of you don’t already believe Android is miles ahead of the iPhone OS. As the world continues to question it, however, Steve Jobs has already made his mind up: there’s “not a chance” that Google will match – or, at best, surpass – Apple’s prowess in the mobile phone space.
Those are the three words Jobs responded with when he was forwarded this article from Gizmodo’s John Herrman that suggested Apple had been leapfrogged after Google’s impressive showing with Froyo and Google TV. It remains to be seen if Jobs truly can pull out his trump card this June 7th when the World Wide Developer’s Conference kicks off, but it’ll be interesting to see what they announce that would potentially wipe away the very strong impressions Google left on everyone last week. Do you think Apple will have what it takes to “put Google in their place” in a couple of weeks?