Startled revelation from Android founder
We have hearing rumors about Verizon iPhone of late, and given our doubts that Verizon would try to deface iOS the way it disfigures Android. Is quite a shocking to hear from Android founder Andy Rubin.
Let’s check out what Andy Rubin said to PCMag’s Sacha Segan:
“ If I were to release an operating system that I claimed was open and that forced everybody to produce [phones] all look the same and all support very narrow features and functionality, the platform wouldn’t win. It wouldn’t win considering the OEMs have a lot of value to bring and the carriers have a lot of value to bring, and they need a vehicle by which to put their interesting differentiating features on these things. Every phone shouldn’t look like every other phone. Whether that was the case there would just be one SKU, right? The whole concept here is just to figure out what consumers want, build phones and tailor them to what consumers want”.
Rubin also feels that Microsoft shouldn’t have bothered innovating Windows Phone 7 and just used Android. He thinks everyone should just use Android and no one should bother innovating anymore. By that logic, he shouldn’t have bothered founding and innovating Android either and just waited around for Symbian Foundation to give him a build of their old OS.
Unfortunately, it looks like he’s already getting his wish and those of us who were looking forward to a few more innovative takes on a smartphone OS might just be disappointed.
[PCMag via Android Central]