There’s a big storm over New York which has thrown off a few big launch events, including the Android / Nexus launch.
Considering the scale of the storm and the fact that the NYSE has shut down, this is definitely the right decision.
It also gives me time to put a few things down on my Android 4.2 wishlist.
Since Jelly Bean I find Android is leagues above iOS, which like a rapidly aging starlet, tries to look the same as it did decades ago. Not pretty.
Still there is always room for improvement so here we go:
- Refine the UI experience that bit more. A pet peeve of mine is the calendar app. Why is there no new event button on the widget? Why doesn’t the location field not auto suggest from Maps? Google provide an API for this very function so the technical challenge of
adding this is minimal. It’s this level of integration that would tie in all of Google’s apps tightly into Android which for users would be a killer feature
- Global rollout of services. Magazines, Music, TV, Wallet & Voice. All services I would happily pay for. Especially Voice. Decoupling my phone number from my phone and having web access to it? Wow, just wow. However, no sign in the UK. Boo. And Wallet. The use cases are limited so far, London transport works on RFID – hence my Oyster card app for phones yet, but as a business which relies on flexibility and mobility, taking mobile payments would be a perfect scenario.
- Android @ Home. Whatever happened to this? There were visions of the connected home all controlled via your smartphone. I’m still waiting to scare my wife senseless by switching all the lights off in the flat on Hallowe’en.
Android still feels like it has a crazy amount of momentum behind it and is well on the way to global domination. So what would you like to see from our robotic overlord? Add them to the comments below