The last two Startup Weekends I took part in had no videos, so it’s great to see an overview video of this year to better explain what Startup Weekend is. Many seem to be confused when I explain what it is, but now you get to see the setting it took place in and how every project was graded. I look forward to see the 3 winning projects flourish to become businesses one day.
I must say I’m going to be kinda disappointed if this is all they’re going to announce. I’m hoping today will bring more announcements and I’m going to update this post if they announce more stuff. I hope they’re not thinking crushing the market means laying back and less innovation.
To start of, Kudos to Android for hitting the 900 million active Android devices, not too far from the 1 billion mark which equates to almost 12% of the planets population (if every person had 1 Android device from 900 million). I like that they’re investing into the education of kids with Google Play for Education. Google finally launched Google Play game services and unlike other competitors their service is cross-platform, it will be pretty cool to play against friends that use an iPhone or a BlackBerry. People that know me know I’m not a fan of TouchWiz and what he’s holding up there is a game-changer for me. I loved the Galaxy S4’s beast hardware specs but I didn’t want TouchWiz nor did I want to wait months for an update. So Google announcing a Samsung Galaxy S4 for KD ~185 with stock android (aka vanilla android) is a big plus for me. I might grab one unless Motorola comes out with something impressive.