If Only Google Set Its Sights on TV, Look Out

Warren Ellis starts with a spot-on complaint about iOS — Apple’s Podcasts app doesn’t do the obvious things that it should: download podcasts automatically and sync the state of what you’ve listened to across devices — and then wonders whether Android wouldn’t work better:

In fact, in many respects, I’m getting the sense for the first time that I may have backed the wrong mobile-OS horse. I am looking particularly at Google’s hires of late, and the appearance that they seem prepared to spend their money. I wonder what happens when Google decide to look at TV interfaces, long expected to be an Apple focus going forward.

I bet if Google tried that, half the TVs on the market would have Google TV built in by, uh, last summer.

Monday, 4 March 2013