I am absolutely livid right now. Google, a company who I absolutely love and admire, used deceit and misinformation to promote their product. They claim that it takes 20 seconds to search for something using their search engine with their newly announced S60 application and 40 seconds without. This video (above) is a response to the video (below).
Steps recapped for those who can’t see my screen, blame Nokia for that, they don’t have autofocus when shooting video:
Step 1: Open the S60 browser.
Step 2: Click on options, then settings.
Step 3: Click on General.
Step 4: Click on Access point, select user defined, select the one you always use.
Step 5: Click on Homepage, select user defined, now type in http://google.com
Step 6: Exit the browser. Now when you’re at the homes screen (idle screen, active idle screen, whatever it is you call it) just hit and hold 0 (as in zero) and the web browser will launch, automatically connect and go straight to Google.com.
All the other Google video’s I’ve seen have been totally awesome, informative and a fantastic way to get to know the people behind one of my favorite companies. This most recent video however insulted me. They deliberately turn off T9, they deliberately make all the mistakes a first time user would, it just doesn’t sit well in my book.
I only wish my camcorder (which doubles as a web browser, GPS, MP3 player, etc.) did a better job of showing what I did instead of the blurred mess above.