Where Google was once seen as a bumbling, but well-intentioned tech giant, it now looks like a lean, focused company ready to capture the future of technology.
Apple, which was once seen as an innovation machine that only cranked out hit products is now seen as stale, boring, and adrift by many people.
While Google has trimmed quite a bit from their product offerings, I wouldn't go so far to describe them as lean. If Apple is so stale and boring, why does even the slightest hint of anything create an explosion of rumor and discussion galore?
If the author replaced Apple with RIM, or BlackBerry for that matter, this story would be much more believable.