If I have a robot living next door, it’s gonna be like this.

The mobile market isn't the only place where Android has invaded. These green tiny tic-tacs have also conquered the latest Newsweek Cover.

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If I have a robot living next door, it’s gonna be like this.

In Opinion October 08, 2010

The mobile market isn’t the only place where Android has invaded. These green tiny tic-tacs have also conquered the latest Newsweek Cover.

Newsweek article comes with a prophetic title, “How a tiny piece of software created by a few Google engineers is ushering in the mobile revolution and reshaping the fortunes of the world’s biggest tech companies.” It started off by telling the humble beginning of the secretive Android lab (picture the Droid with hair scarf, sweeping the floor or picking peas).

“Most important, every one of those smart phones will be constantly connected to the Internet. If you own a smart phone, you know how extraordinary that linkage can be. Scott Adams, the author and creator of the comic strip Dilbert, last year argued in an essay that smart phones represent a kind of “exobrain” that augments our regular brain, giving us the ability to store and retrieve mountains of information and to perform tasks like navigating unfamiliar terrain.Nevertheless, given the highly unpredictable nature of the mobile (or tech or any) market, it seems that the most the author dared to foretell is the growing domination of smart phones.

So what happens when most of the residents of planet Earth carry a device that gives them instant access to pretty much all of the world’s information? The implications–for politics, for education, for global economics–are dizzying.”
We did a little search to dig out that Scott Adams’s article Dilbert Pocket, proclaiming the notion of “smart phone as your exobrain”.

“Your regular brain uses your exobrain to outsource part of its memory, and perform other functions, such as GPS navigation, or searching the Internet. If you’re anything like me, your exobrain is with you 24-hours a day. It’s my only telephone device, and I even sleep next to it because it’s my alarm clock.”

In the case with these little chubby bots, of course you can entrust them with cuter tasks like, looking pretty on your desk, projecting your happy inner-self…

What’s the battle of Android v.s. iOS gonna look like? Hopefully it won’t be too ugly. But for the time being, however hard is the Corning Gorilla Glass, there is no way iPhone can ignore Android’s presence.