January 21, 2013

Is Google the New 'Think Different?'

Darcy Travlos, Forbes

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Android smartphones are slick. Google Play is a response to iTunes. Chromebooks are ultra-affordable. Apple created the smartphone craze almost six years ago with a look and feel that has remained true to its original design. Although the form factor has evolved, it still sports the same touch screen, rounded-edge square apps, and home button. Have we become so accustomed to the iPhone that, today, Android smartphones, tablets and laptops answer our quest to “Think Different”?

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