Here’s an interesting article from Michael Gartenberg about the future of Nokia. He touches on some of the things that I talked about in a previous post but completely misses out the experience of using a modern Nokia phone which I still believe is their biggest failing. There’s no point in producing great hardware if the actual experience of using that hardware is poor due to creaky operating systems. Just look at HTC’s Windows Mobile phones.
Talking of Windows being shit, every time I see this advert on TV I can’t help but marvel at the jerky window movement as this guy drags his windows to the edges of the screen. a) Why is Microsoft still incapable of making an OS where window dragging happens at more than 3 frames per second? b) Why did the ad agency that made this shitfest not simply animate the window dragging sequence to try to hide the lag?
AdMob have announced their Mobile Metrics report [PDF] for 2009 and it makes for some pretty interesting reading. The unstoppable rise of the iPhone OS is to be expected, but it’s nice to see this graph showing change over the last 6 months shows the 3 innovative operating systems all on the rise and everyone else in decline. Image credit to AdMob of course A couple of points worth noting… the fact that Windows Mobile’s share has now reached a level with Palm’s webOS and given their current trajectories is actually probably already behind.