Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Android Everywhere

Erica Ogg, GigaOm:

Google is looking far beyond smartphones and tablets for its mobile operating system, Android: it is reportedly planning on building a whole slew of Android-based devices, including a smart watch and a video game console, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Does running the same operating system on a swathe of different devices — each with their own specific needs and qualities — produce great products? No, but it shouldn’t be considered in that way. This is likely Android in name only; the iPhone famously “runs OS X” as did the first-generation Apple TV. The current generations of Apple TV run iOS, but again, in name only.