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Switched On: Missed app-ortunity

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. This week marks Switched On’s eighth anniversary.

DNP Switched On Missed apportunity

It’s difficult to remember as jam-packed a week in terms of industry announcements from major OS providers as the recent seven-day stretch that included a bevy of hardware announcements from Apple, a new tablet and OS upgrade from Google, and two major operating system releases as well as an unprecedented hardware release from Microsoft. Of course, as would be expected from these dominant digital ecosystem stewards, all of the new products included elements of hardware, software and services, even if they were sometimes implicit. But each company could have done significantly more to highlight new third-party apps that were really taking advantage of that combination.

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Filed under: Tablets, Software, Apple, Microsoft, Google

Switched On: Missed app-ortunity originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 04 Nov 2012 17:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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