Free Enterprise and thinking out of the box
Google is doing something exciting. Google is thinking out of the box, how to innovate in a direction that makes sense. Phone manufactures have had the technology for about 8 – 10 years to make phones water proof, but did not. It would have taken a little bit of innovation, and sealing of electrical components to do the job.
Samsung just recently announced that the Galaxy S5 would be water resistant to a certain depth. I remember replacing several phones, which the warranty was voided many years within the reach of the waterproof technology. Grrrrrrr, I said to myself at the time. Why don't they make this waterproof! Answer- because they were not forced in the market to do so, or no one cared?
Well, Google is at the technology forefront, and if competitors want to compete, and stay in the job market in that area, they will have to match product and price. This is the way a competitive market should work. I just wish it would be possible to have the same competitive market with petroleum based industry and business.