The Many People Who Don't Like Google's Android
Blogger makes some big claims with opposition to the platform
by KathrynV 02:31PM Saturday Jan 12 2008
mobile phone platform has gained a lot of positive attention over the past few months with some people predicting
that this will make Google “the king of the wireless world”. However, not everyone is excited about what Android brings to the table. In a guest post
over at GigaOm, Thomas Howe points out five sets of people who have reasons to be less-than-thrilled with Google’s phone.
Some of the concerns are practical; Howe points out that Android developers don’t have a specific phone to work off of in developing their applications so they’re going to have to “debug” each handset issue separately as applications hit the market. Other issues are business-oriented; Howe notes that AT&T and Verizon Wireless
aren’t supportive of Android so their customers are out of luck. But just for good measure Howe throws in “the rest of the world” as well, explaining that “the problem in mobile application innovation is not a dearth of compelling mobile applications” but that people don’t know about existing applications.