So I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the Google I/O keynote. I just noticed the tweets.
One thing I did notice was the Samsung Gear Live watch – that thing actually looks decent. The problem is a) Samsung and b) Google.
Samsung is of course just annoying. I’m certain 6 months from now they’ll have 6 different models of the same watch, with varying levels of support for bleeding edge technology, most cool but questionable in their real-world utility.
Google is getting creepily intertwined in everyone’s lives and that would be the big reason I’d want to stay away from that device, despite how neat I thought it worked and looked. The Moto 360 looks 100 times better but still… Google.
I’m not sure how I would solve that if I was Google. I’m not sure they can… they have just put themselves in a position where they can’t be trusted. To tell you the truth, as a techie, I am a little disappointed in that. I miss the “don’t be evil” Google.
I am excited to hear about Word compatibility in Docs, that should prove interesting. I want to see what that actually means.