Although Apple consumers downloaded more than 1.5 billion apps on the AppStore during the past year, the service does not represent the future of the mobility industry, a Google executive told Financial Times.
For Vic Gundotra, Vice President of Engineering at Google, mobile device users will be able to obtain information and entertainment directly from browsers in the future. He also said that even Google is not prepared to provide support for all different mobile platforms such as Apple's AppStore, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Android and Nokia's platform variations.
?What we are clearly seeing is a shift towards incredibly powerful browsers. Many applications can be delivered through the browser and what makes our costs impressive. We believe that the web will win over the next few years, the browser, for economic reasons, will practically become the platform that matters and without a doubt where Google is investing ?.