“The world doesn’t need a new platform”

By on October 11, 2010
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Google’s Andy Rubin takes it out with Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft maybe touting their upcoming mobile platform, Windows Phone 7, as the next best thing since, well WM6 from them, Google’s Andy Rubin is of another opinion.

Speaking to PCMag, Google’s vice president of engineering came out swinging at Windows Phone 7 calling it a platform the “world doesn’t need.”

“I think the screen shots I’ve seen are interesting, but look, the world doesn’t need another platform. Android is free and open; I think the only reason you create another platform is for political reasons.”

Let’s look it this way shall we: WP7 is the next version of an already existing platform – only smarter, better looking and with many more talents. It’s like a new version of any software, including Android. Last time we checked, Windows Mobile came before Android did. So yeah, we will wait till we see a few quarterly sales figure before giving this one to Andy.



Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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