9 thoughts on “Google Planning for Android to Be Very Social Mobile OS”

  1. @Om Your very right about the changing nature of communications. Have you used SocialScope? They seem to be trying to bring that vision to multiple mobile platforms in unified way. I’m using the beta on my Bold and its become the 3rd party app I use the most. They only have Twitter and Facebook right now, but say more networks will be rolling out.

  2. Another issue is that there are no viral/social channels for distributing applications on these mobile devices. For example, with the iPhone, I can’t even build an app that broadcasts my frequently used or favorite apps to friends and contacts. I’m sure this is because Apple wants to keep a tight lid on app promotion and distribution.

  3. It is true that future mobiles need to be more social and capable to provide integrated experience to stay in the market. It seems, Google has realized this inevitable nature of communications.

  4. Could have sworn the hesitation is on Facebook’s side. Something about their supposed beef with Google. Probably something silly that won’t matter in a few months.

  5. It’s not about realizing social apps rule the virtual world, it’s about realizing the 3″ screen is just not enough for writing your essay at Google Docs. That’s it.

  6. Why should the question about a Facebook app be addressed to Google? It’s not like they are preventing anybody from developing or installing such an app on an Android phone.

    Om – I don’t understand your Facebook fascination. Sure, they are the no. 1 social networking site right now, but they are still just a social networking site. MAJORITY of the people in the US do not use Facebook and they never will. And when the next new shiny social network site comes, people will move on to it, and Facebook will become a ghost-town like MySpace or worse.

    Facebook may be what SOME people use to stay in touch with people TODAY. Email may be what MOST people use for communications TODAY. But the FUTURE belongs to an integrated application like Google Wave which contains all forms of communications – email, chat, voice, shared docs and apps, shared media, etc. – within itself. And, here’s the brilliant part, an application like Google Wave which can be embedded into any other form of communication – like your email, blog, etc.


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