Gundotra enjoyed several jabs at the iPhone maker, making fun of Apple for not supporting Flash, the relatively slow load time of the iPad, and for trying to control the mobile ecosystem. His opening remarks set the tone: Google doesn’t want a future where one man controls mobile. Hmm, whoever could that be?
Google doesn’t mind controlling web search and web advertising. Was Google fearful that Apple’s growing share of the smart phone market would translate into a position similar to the iPod’s portable media player monopoly and domination? Apparently.
Of course, the iPad and the new iPhone operating system were not safe from Gundotra’s fire. During several demos, Gundotra put the iPad’s speed to the test by matching it against the Android 2.2. Surprise, surprise, the Android 2.2 consistently outperformed, often by a significant degree.
Great. Apple has some competition from a bunch of immature techno-children with mediocre presentation skills. One more thing, where can I buy an iPad-like Android 2.2 device? Oh, I see. Gundotra’s demonstration compared a future device against a currently shipping device. Yeah, and my dad can beat up your dad of the future.
Sorry. One more thing once more. How much money has Google made in the mobile device space to date? Either revenue or profits. You choose.