Google is slowly going bonkers. I used to think that it listens to users feedback and complain. That it is a "people's company". They were the nice guys. "Do no evil". But in past few months, Google's been doing crazy stuff that is changing that perception. It is slowly adopting Apple's policies, I guess. My way or highway. Examples? Here -
1. Google Reader killed. They are planning to shut it down. Even after petition against it crossed 100,000 mark. (yes, yes; they are not obliged to honor that. But look at that number). People are not using it? Google is not able to make profit from it?? What-a-Joke. So many people are against it, but Google doesn't care. Reader's going down.
2. New compose window in GMail.
Instead of the full page compose window that we have now, GMail will have a mini chat-like mail compose window, as shown above, going forward. Formattings and other actions that you can do with one click right now, will need multiple clicks in the new window. And we are composing mails, not chatting for god's sake. Endless number of people opposed this. But Google is still going ahead with this.
As if not listening to user feedback wasn't enough, Google is now shoving its unpopular services down users' throats. Google has 2 services which not many people are eager to use. Google Wallet and Google+. Google being Google, is making those mandatory in couple of places; knowing that people can't up n leave Google.