Time: 2008-09-09 Click:
Despite Android, their highly anticipated upcoming mobile computing platform, Google executives have been consistently praising the iPhone for its innovative qualities. Matthew Glotzbach recently added himself to the list of iPhone-lovers to come from the company. This time it was for it's impact on cloud computing.
"I'm a huge Apple fan, I'm a huge iPhone fan. It's really opened up computing in the mobile world," Glotzbach said. He mentioned his ability to do things like access email and documents, and even flip through a presentation he was set to give days later.
There are currently 500,000 businesses that use Google Apps, which includes their cloud-based business applications, and 3,000 more sign up every day. Could-based information and applications offer speed, security, and stability, and most of all, portability. "Obviously, the browser today is the gateway to the cloud," Glotzbach said.
The constant public admiration of the iPhone from Google seems particularly unusual given that Google is preparing Android, their own mobile computing technology, which many believed would be in direct competition with the iPhone and iPhone 3G.