Apparently Google and Apple are duking it out with each other to figure out who's got the coolest stuff. Can't there be two of the Fonz? Or does someone always have to be Chachi?
Personally I think both of them, while admirable in their efforts to further technology, are waaayyyy too proprietary and snooty about their stuff. I can say that as the owner of an iPod Mini (1st generation blue) and the holder of a Gmail account -- I get an inkling of the shortcomings of both.
Throw in the fact that Apple is moving to the rough equivalent of "Intel Inside" for iPod accessories, and the cranky kids just get wackier. But I do loooove my Mini. Most of the time. Except when the battery dies unexpectedly.