What Does Google Need From Android?

Benedict Evans:

Someone (sadly, I forget who) described Android to me as an unguided missile: very powerful but spiraling semi-randomly with no clarity on where it would land. There is the fragmentation issue, and the weakness of most of the OEMs. There is the threat of Amazon or Samsung forking the platform. But there is also the threat that an increasing number of Android devices might have no more connection to Google than does an iPhone.

Monday, 21 January 2013