We’ll Fix Our Platform in Post

Justin Williams:

To make a dent in Apple’s market lead, Google, Microsoft, Blackberry and HP (eventually) need to focus less on the hardware specs or openness of their platform, and more on getting software updates to their existing user base on a regular basis. Hardware specs are porn for the gadget blogs, but software and apps are what sell tablets and phones to regular users.

It occurs to me that valuing hardware specs over software fit-and-finish is one reason why so many gadget review sites grade these things on a curve compared to Apple’s.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011