updated 07:19 am EDT, Wed June 12, 2013
Apple iOS 7 redesign catches Sundar Pichai's eye
Google's Android chief Sundar Pichai is keen to try out the iOS 7 beta, according to a recent tweet. "Excited to try out iOS7 beta, guess I need to register as a developer first:)" posted Pichai. While the redesign has seemingly polarized opinion around the blogosphere, it is unusual for a competitor to publicly express their interest in trying out the latest product to come from Apple; especially when the Cupertino giant just announced that it has dropped Google as the default search provider for Siri in favor of Microsoft's Bing.
As we have highlighted in our first look at the iOS 7 beta, the Jony Ive-inspired mobile operating system is offers a complete, end-to-end, revamp of Apple's six-year old iOS software. While its design aesthetic will prompt much debate, there is little question that it has generated a lot of interest among tech aficionados. If Pichai genuinely loves technology, as one would expect, he like most tech lovers is keen to have a play with the latest high profile mobile software launch. Especially as it is the first major product departure for Apple since the death of its co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs. [via Ubergizmo]