Sundar Pichai as Microsoft CEO: Google’s sad true or Redmond’s huge mistake?

sundar pichai as microsoft ceo rumors

Sundar Pichai

There’s this one thing bugging me about the whole Sundar Pichai rumor as the new Microsoft CEO. The guy is responsible for the present and the future of Android, Chrome and apps aka the future of Google as a company. Still the rumor mill has it that he’d be leaving behind the opportunity to change the world using Android and Chrome and willing to join Microsoft as its CEO in order to change the world using competitive, closed source, evil technology.

Sundar Pichai: Google’s harmony of mathematical precision or Microsoft’s escalating probability of disaster?

If this turns out to be true it will certainly mean two things: 1) Google is full of silos and politics preventing big shot executives like Pichai play their game 2) Microsoft will be risking too much hiring someone who wasn’t able to fight and voice his opinion publicly against the silos and politics.

There is always the chance that i might be wrong and the Sundar Pichai as Microsoft CEO rumors/leaks are just vaporware.

2 Reasons Why Google Tablet Store is the Nexus One All Over Again

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PC Magazine claims

A new store isn’t going to solve the major problem with Android tablets, which is that they lack compelling tablet-focused apps from major, popular brands. But it’s a good move, and it’s very different from Google’s first attempt at selling hardware online, the doomed Nexus One store. The reason: this time, wireless carriers aren’t involved.

While this is true and carriers aren’t involved this time, Google has a bad record when it comes to selling hardware:

1. Nexus One – doomed
2. Chromebook – doomed
3. Google tablet – ?

PC Magazine assumes that telcos will give up subsidizing and selling 3G and 4G tablets and surrender to Google’s try to promote the WiFi Google tablet only. With a fail record like that, chances are Google will fail again because Google is still the old Google. This is not a bad thing though. It just means that Google has no retail experience and it still is an engineer driven company.

Even if Google “subsidize these tablets itself” it won’t make much of a difference for the “lack compelling tablet-focused apps” and lack of successful marketing and successful sales of Google hardware using Google online stores.

Google has to make it with its Google tablet store but chances are it won’t, not this time, not this way.

The State of Android Q1 2011

There are some astonishing facts and data about Android OS. Did you know that the current Android sales outnumber the US birth rate? We make more Androids than humans, isn’t that crazy? We produce far more machines than humans and we make them faster and cheaper day by day. There’s some irony in the Android brand name not matter if it’s just a mobile operating system (for now). How about you? How do do you use Android? What do you see in the future of the platform?

Update:Soon to follow up on how the idea turned into YouTube honors and thousands of views

Nokia disrupted

Disruptive innovation is a term used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically by lowering price or designing for a different set of consumers.

Disruptive innovation, a term of art coined by Clayton Christensen, describes a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves ‘up market’, eventually displacing established competitors.

This is how Apple and the iPhone is killing Nokia and how Android will kill Apple.