Jason Snell writes about how the smartphone duopoly makes it hard to create truly new products if they need tight integration with existing platforms:

This is not a lament for Humane or its business model. It’s a lament for all of us. So many innovative products will never get funded or never launch a product because if they can’t connect deeply with the smartphone, they’re at an impossible disadvantage.

Generative AI is such a unique technology that it is useful even completely outside the Apple and Google ecosystems, but some features just aren’t possible without open platforms.

Manton Reece @manton