‘Saving Android From a Second-Rate Future’

Anil Dash, writing for Wired:

So unless your phone says “Nexus” on it, you’re not running true Android. And Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, for example, accounts for just 0.5 percent of the smartphone market. It’s a safe bet that there are more people using jailbroken iPhones than Nexus phones. If I were a Google engineer who’d poured his time and effort into the beautiful Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, I’d be pissed.

Good piece; he makes a strong case for why the total “Android” platform lacks cohesion. But this is one of those pieces where the good stuff is in the comments.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012