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  • 1. What Android Can Learn from Steve Jobs Tim O’Reilly @timoreilly October 10, 2011 #AndroidOpenMonday, October 10, 11
  • 2. DesignMonday, October 10, 11
  • 3. Design? Source: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/iphone-4-vs-androids-best-spec-face-off/Monday, October 10, 11
  • 4. Early review of the Nexus Prime “the UI is a lot more sophisticated and clean, making even iOS look old and clunky” http://www.examiner.com/computers-in-denver/samsung-nexus-prime-goes-for-a-video-tour-along-with-ice-cream- sandwich#ixzz1aK1cmJvUMonday, October 10, 11
  • 5. Sun Tzu: “Avoid Strength. Attack Weakness.”Monday, October 10, 11
  • 6. Steve Jobs on Design “In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service." http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/business/how-steve-jobs-infused-passion-into-a-commodity.html?hp=&pagewanted=allMonday, October 10, 11
  • 7. What is the “fundamental soul” of Google? “Access to all the world’s information”Monday, October 10, 11
  • 8. “We founded Google to help connect people to the information they need— and we have been obsessively focused on that goal ever since.” -Sergey Brin, 2010 Founders’ LetterMonday, October 10, 11
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  • 10. “Google Translate now works in 58 languages including Hindi, Persian and Swahili, and can offer translations between 3,306 language pairs. It’s still far from perfect, but weve come a long, long way, thanks to improved algorithms and scaled computing power. For geographic information, we literally cover the globe with imagery from satellites, airplanes, and cars, and weve made street maps available of nearly 100 countries.” -Sergey Brin, 2010 Founders’ LetterMonday, October 10, 11
  • 11. 2005: Stanley Wins the DARPA Grand ChallengeMonday, October 10, 11
  • 12. 2011: The Google Autonomous Vehicle “We don’t have better algorithms. We just have more data.” - Peter Norvig, Chief Scientist, GoogleMonday, October 10, 11
  • 13. A few key assertions § We are building a network-mediated global mind § It is not skynet § It is us, augmentedMonday, October 10, 11
  • 14. Think about access to information, but also about sensors, and how both work together to enhance connection and collective intelligence.Monday, October 10, 11
  • 15. § Sensors, local data, social connection § Sensors, personal data, social connection § Sensors, civic data, social connectionMonday, October 10, 11
  • 16. “The dark clouds currently looming over the world economy are a hardship for us all, but by the time todays children grow up, this recession will be a footnote in history. Yet the technologies that we create between now and then will define their way of life.” - Sergey Brin, Google Founders’ Letter 2008Monday, October 10, 11
  • 17. Work on stuff that matters!Monday, October 10, 11
  • 18. Create value for othersMonday, October 10, 11
  • 19. Create value for othersMonday, October 10, 11
  • 20. Create value for others 4Monday, October 10, 11
  • 21. Create Value for OthersMonday, October 10, 11
  • 22. “A panama hat maker in Bolivia is now selling in 84 markets and has grown to 50 employees across Latin America using AdWords. The owner of a baby products store in Nigeria had such a response to her AdWords campaign that she literally ran out of stock. A butcher in Warsaw using AdWords saw that at Easter, one of the busiest times of the year, the queue of people who came to pick up their online orders was longer than the queue of those shopping in the store. Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the founder of a fitness bootcamp was able to completely rebuild, and then grow, his customer base with AdWords when he returned to New Orleans and started over. Using AdWords to find new customers in the wake of the recession, a son helped his father turn around his ailing home security business, now the largest in El Paso. The first Thai AdWords customer, a third-generation tailor, has grown his business from 5,000 customers in 2002 to over 400,000 internationally today.” -Sergey Brin, 2010 Founders’ LetterMonday, October 10, 11
  • 23. Creating Value for Others Where is the equivalent storytelling for Android?Monday, October 10, 11
  • 24. “You are what you pretend to be, so be careful what you pretend.” -Kurt Vonnegut, Mother NightMonday, October 10, 11
  • 25. “Don’t be evil”Monday, October 10, 11
  • 26. ControlMonday, October 10, 11
  • 27. Control? “We have been working to try to apply some of the open-access principles of the Internet to increase user choice and innovation in the mobile space.” -Larry Page, Google Founders’ Letter, 2007Monday, October 10, 11
  • 28. Control? “...building in Android offered more access to the core functions of the phone, the ability to integrate with more third-party APIs and good tools to build with. He said he was also worried about Apple stifling the app because it might be too close to the iOS native functions. ”We want to be a one-stop shop for contacts and interaction; that’s a big goal and we need the openness of Android to undertake those possibilities,” Lior said. “With Android, you get a lot of access from Google and the opportunity to build something big, not something skin deep.”” -Lior Romano, CEO and co-founder of Contapps http://gigaom.com/2011/05/05/android-grows-as-primary-target-for-innovative-developers/Monday, October 10, 11
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  • 31. Three pillars of open – Open source – Open standards – Community leadershipMonday, October 10, 11
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  • 36. Be true to Google’s “fundamental soul”Monday, October 10, 11