It's Android's world, we just live in it
It’s a digital world, that we know for sure. But an Android digital world? It’s headed our way, and who better to determine our Android future than Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak? During an interview with the Dutch-language De Telegraaf newspaper in The Netherlands, Wozniak noted Android’s emerging dominance in the mobile OS race, comparing it to Windows’ success with PCs.
(UPDATE: Wozniak is now saying he was misquoted by De Telegraaf and that almost every app (he has) is better on the iPhone.")
The Woz isn’t the only one that’s picked up on Android’s growth. Mobile ad network Millennial Media released its October S.M.A.R.T. report this morning, showing Android tied with Apple for OS market share on its network. While Apple’s still the leading device manufacturer, Android’s widespread approach to handsets and its operating system is gaining bit on Apple.
Google Docs and Shopper updates
Google’s (GOOG) well aware of the potential behind its OS-handset combo, pushing a highly mobilized experience for its sprawling products. This week brought an update for Google Docs mobile, with editing capabilities on the go. The update highlight’s Google’s desire to beat Microsoft (MSFT) at its own game, only on the mobile battlefield. Moving towards a comprehensive, business-oriented feature set, Android devices can eventually extend beyond the entertainment sector.
Google also updated its Shopper app, with new search filters like “price” and “brand” to help refine queries. Version 1.3 also includes a new “featured lists” option, akin to pre-packaged recommendations for all the holiday shopping you’re about to embark upon. Click through any item in a search for product details, price comparison and purchasing options.