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Scot Finnie: A call for mobile innovation

Scot Finnie | May 7, 2013
A lot more innovation is desperately needed for mobile hardware design and platforms. Are Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft up to the task?

Some people question, for example, whether Apple has lost its innovation mojo. I think we're going to find out, but I wouldn't bet against Cupertino just yet. Some think Google is losing interest in Android. Samsung is merely adding the latest available technologies with every product release; that's not innovation. As for Microsoft, its Surface Pro is a surprisingly thoughtful hardware design, but Windows 8 was hustled out the door, and it shows.

Just at the moment when mobile innovation is most needed, the market leaders may have taken their eyes off the road. Perhaps that slide deck is about to advance another frame.

 

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