Monday, May 20, 2013

5 Things Microsoft Can Learn from Google I O

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5 Things Microsoft Can Learn from Google I/O is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.
To say that Google brought their ‘A’ game to this year’s Google I/O conference wouldn’t do it justice.

The company unleashed a dizzying array of revamped products including a Google Maps application that finally introduces the dynamic routing algorithms we’d seen in other navigation applications, and tools that will allow users to get their hands on the latest and greatest applications more quickly.
Read: Nexus 7 2, Nexus 5, Android 4.3 Update MIA

Here are 5 things Microsoft should take note of as the company prepares to discuss the future of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 at Build in June.

Assess and Address

The company has yet to address the fact that it’s Surface family of tablets doesn’t yet include a popular 7-inch tablet.


Sure, Google didn’t dazzle us with a new Android or updated Nexus hardware, but they hardly needed to. At this stage in the game, it’s really about taking stock of where your platform is in relation to what everyone else in the market is doing. To that end Google also delivered.

Want a music subscription service? The company noticed that’s where the music industry was headed and added one.

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