Intervista a Larry Page: Android, Motorola, Google Plus e il suo pensiero sul futuro! ha avuto l’onore di intervistare Larry Page, il noto fondatore di Google insieme a Sergey Brin. Dall’intervista sono saltati fuori spunti molto interessanti riguardo la collaborazione Google/Motorola, la sfida di Google Plus verso Facebook e alcuni pensieri riguardo ad Android.

Eccovi alcune dichiarazione che abbiamo selezionato direttamente dall’intervista:

Su Google Plus:

Wired: What’s your evaluation of Google+?

Page: I’m very happy with how it has gone. We’re working on a lot of really cool stuff. A lot of it has been copied by our competitors, so I think we’re doing a good job.

Su Google/Motorola:

Wired: Google has been challenged on the patent front, an issue you addressed by buying Motorola’s portfolio.

Page:We bought the company as well.

Wired: Exactly. But since then the company has released only products that were previously in the pipeline. We don’t know what your plans are. Should we expect Google to be as disruptive and innovative with Motorola as it has been in other areas?

Page: As we said when we acquired Motorola, we’re running it independently, and Dennis Woodside is in charge. But that’s very much what we want to do with Motorola and what Dennis wants to do. There’s a lot of room for innovation in hardware. The phones we use now have glass that everyone worries will break if they drop the device. Five or 10 years from now, that will be different. There’s going to be a lot of change.

Su Android:

Wired: Android has always prided itself on being a more open platform, compared to Apple’s walled-garden approach. That came into stark relief when Apple pulled Google Maps from iOS6 and launched its own maps app. Did the uproar over that decision vindicate your commitment to openness?

Page: I don’t want to comment on partner relationships. But we’ve been working on Maps for a long time, and it’s nice to see people realize that we’ve put a lot of effort and investment into it. That’s clearly more appreciated now.

Look, you may have the greatest maps in the world, but if nobody uses them, it doesn’t matter. Our philosophy has always been to get our products out to as many people as possible. Unfortunately that’s not always easy in this day and age. The web has been great; we were able to get products out to everyone, quickly and with high quality. Now we’re going backward with a lot of the platforms that are out there. Companies are trying to wall everything off, and I think that impedes the rate of innovation.

Sintetizzando, riguardo Google Plus, Larry Page è convinto di aver fatto un buonissimo lavoro perché i suoi competitor hanno copiato molte funzionalità.  (un duro attacco verso Facebook)

Riguardo il rapporto Google/Motorola, spiega che ancora le aziende sono indipendenti, però non esclude che nei prossimi 5/10 anni vi saranno delle importantissime novità  anche a livello di collaborazione per la produzione di hardware. (si parla di smartphone indistruttibili e con vetri/materiali speciali)

Riguardo Android, Larry spiega che è molto felice che la gente si sia appassionata ad alcuni “prodotti” come a Google Maps, che quando è stato ritirato dagli smartphone iOS, ha dimostrato di  essere molto desiderato, tanto che Apple è stata costretta e reintrodurlo come applicazione. (sappiamo tutti quali siano stati i motivi di questa scelta 🙂 )

Cosa ne pensate di queste dichiarazioni del CEO di Google?