So the Android crusaders will be circling us in 2011, swinging their $85 smartswords to demand our capitulation in a rapture of inevitability. Inevitable like Knoll, Orkut, Froogle, Lively, Health, NoteBook, SideWiki, Answers, Wave, Buzz, Nexus…like an army of 41 shades of blue. No matter. Resistance is futile.
Curiously, even the most successful Android hardware manufacturers like Samsung and HTC are hedging their bets on Google’s mobile platform either with their own OS (Bada) or Microsoft’s (WP7). Why would experienced OEMs hedge their bets on Android if it were so open, so free and so benevolent? Let’s hope they too have seen the “One OS, Many Partners” movie and still remember the OEM extras with un-speaking roles in the “Razor Thin Margins” and “Race to the Bottom” scenes…when everything exploded.”
Such a great post that I wanted to highlight 2 quotes. This one highlights what I’ve at least thought many times: Just because Google makes it, doesn’t make it successful.
I’ve previously mentioned that Samsung is planning on releasing more WP7 phones next year than Android. If Android is so much better, why are they doing that? It’s because these hardware vendors aren’t sold on Android. In actuality, Android was the good-enough OS to compete with the runaway success of the iPhone. That is the only reason why Android has been so embraced.