Jogging can be complicated…

A couple of days ago, I went for a jog in the park .
This simple action, actually, made me reflect on the amount of technology that we carry with us every moment of our lifes – even for a simple jog! I go out with my Xperia Ray and earphones, to listen to some music while I struggle. As a matter of fact, I also use a certain number of android apps, during my brief run. Just for fun, I decided to make a list of them 🙂

Actually, I was a bit more dressed…

I listen to the music taking advantage (obviously) from the built-in player of Android. Meanwhile, I trace my path and the parameters of the training with Endomondo. Sometime I stop to rest a while, and also to snap a few photos of the beautiful landscape (Instagram,LightBox). I also do not forget to make my check in with Foursquare. In passing, almost all of these things can interact with my Facebook profile and the Twitter timeline, of course.
The GPS is also widely used in my run, for applications such as Endomondo (which gives me a nice and detailed report of my effort, along with associated statistics on speed and time…), Instagram (for geolocation of photos) and of course Foursquare (even if, it can work rather fine without it).
Well, I’m pretty sure that there were times when jogging was much simpler… 🙂

Steve Jobs on Android’s Fragmentation

Apple’s CEO says that Android is fragmented and that the open vs. closed dilemma is not important as long as Apple’s proprietary mobile operating system manages to provide a better user experience.

My point on this: Steve Jobs may be right; i.e., the iOS ecosystem is certainly less fragmented and more homogeneous. I have an iPod and I do appreciate it. That’s right.

But what he forgot to tell you, is the price you pay for this self-consistance: namely, the reduced possibility of choice. You have a lot of different choices for Android, from budget to high priced devices (for me, I’m quite fine with a rather inexpensive HTC WildFire).

Conversely, not too many choices are left to you, if you want an iOS device: an iPhone. What else?

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Why Android? Because it’s open!

While surfing on the net to gain information about the operating system of my brand new device HTC WildFire, I stumbled upon these statement, that boosts my “open source” sensibility… “no player can restrict or control the innovation of any other”… Sounds good, doesn’t it? 😉
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“We wanted to make sure that there was no central point of failure, so that no industry player can restrict or control the innovations of any other. That’s why we created Android, and made its source code open.”
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