Google wants to tout the versatility of Android phones, so they’re contrasting them with the uniform iPhone line. In an ad aired during the Grammys, a pianist plays a traditional piano in a rousing composition that makes use of many of the instrument’s 88 keys. Then, he plays a second piano that’s been reengineered to play a single, grating note. You can be a virtuoso with an Android phone, Google seems to be saying, while the options with the iPhone are much more limited.
Google’s argument that the iPhone is a one-trick pony may hold less water if Apple really unveils a 4-inch smartphone next month. The new device is rumored to be part of the company’s mid-March event.