The latest fight between Google, and Microsoft is making me nervous. I use almost all of the Google services. I don’t like what Google is doing with Microsoft, and how it’s turning its face away from its “Don’t Be Evil” and “Be Open” motto. Although I don’t use any iOS devices — except an iPad for reading books, I’ve always liked how Google makes all of its services, and products available for iOS platforms without any compromises. Making something like Google Now-like voice recognition for competing platforms had given me more confidence in trusting Google, and its products. Until now.
This nervousness also means that I’m switching back to using my Android phone after using Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia 920) for more than 1 month. Among others, I depend too much on Google Voice for texting, and making calls so I cannot risk loosing it. If making people switch to Android from WP is what Google wanted, then it won this war, at least with me. But now this die-hard fan is less happy, and has less confidence in using Google products. May be depending on Google’s products for everything was a bad idea. Next time, before trying out any of Google’s alpha project, I will first consider trying out the alternatives.
[This post first appeared in my Google+ account: https://plus.google.com/102672078908622237427/posts/gnFARpRimCy]