Nokia Exec: Android and iPhone Focus on Apps Is ‘Outdated’

VentureBeat talks to Chris Weber, Nokia’s U.S. president:

Weber called Android and the iOS phone platforms “outdated.” While Apple’s iPhone, and its underlying iOS operating system, set the standard for a modern user interface with “pinch and zoom,” Weber conceded, it also forces people to download multiple applications which they then have to navigate between. There’s a lot of touching involved as you press icons or buttons to activate application features. Android essentially “commoditized” this approach, Weber said.

Translation: We have no third-party developer support.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011