Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt. Image used under Flickr CCLi. Photo by Flickr user jolieodell.
Six months ago I had written about Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt’s predictions of where Google will be in 6 months. Well, the time has come to stop and reflect. How did Schmidt do?
He did exactly as I predicted. Total. Epic. Fail.
Here are the four claims by Schmidt back in Dec 2011, as to what to expect in six months (i.e June 2012, as in right now.)
- Quote: “By the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded.”
- Predicted that within 6 months Android will overtake iOS as the platform developers target first.
- Claims Google is getting ready to release a tablet “of the highest quality.”
- Promises “brutal competition” between Apple and Google.
MG Siegler of Techcrunch follows up on Schmidt’s claims in an article entitled: Dear Eric Schmidt, It’s Been 6 Months — Where Are Those iOS-Slaying Android Exclusive Apps?
A few choice quotes from Siegler’s great article:
“He predicted that by this date, developers would be making their apps for Android first. And that’s simply not happening. Sure, there are a few here and there that do it. But for the most part, the situation remains the same. In the hearts and minds of top app developers, it’s iOS first and Android second — or not at all.”
“So, sorry Mr. Schmidt. You failed hard in this prediction. But I think you still have a few weeks to go on the equally — let’s be kind and say “ambitious” — Google TV prediction.”
A few more weeks huh? Ok, let me think about this for a second and make a safe prediction: I say Schmidt fails again. Like. Big.Time