Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Oct 2010 10:09 UTC
Google Google's big Android chief Andy Rubin has given an interview to PC Magazine, in which he touches on some interesting topics. Sadly, PC Magazine didn't ask about the patent situation and why Google is seemingly letting its OEMs fend for themselves, but there's still a lot of other interesting stuff in there.
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by arpan on Sat 9th Oct 2010 16:42 UTC
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I think the only reason you create another platform is for political reasons. Why doesn't the whole world run with [Android]?

Isn't it a little arrogant to claim that Android is enough, and there is no need for another OS.

How come they didn't think that before they created Android and there already were so many mobile OS's. Symbian, Blackberry & Windows Mobile all existed before Android was even developed, and they are surely aware of the iPhone's development.

But they came out with Android anyway, and introduced a number of new ideas into the market. That was good. And now Microsoft coming out with another OS and introducing their own ideas and competition into the market is good too.

They may or may not succeed, but they have every right to try!

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RE: Political?
by kovos on Sat 9th Oct 2010 18:15 in reply to "Political?"
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None of those systems was open or suitable for internet usage at that time (2005).

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RE[2]: Political?
by spiderman on Sat 9th Oct 2010 20:24 in reply to "RE: Political?"
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There was Maemo, which is still superior to Android in just about every technical point. The world didn't need Android and still doesn't. One OS should be enough for everybody.

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RE: Political?
by Soulbender on Sun 10th Oct 2010 04:09 in reply to "Political?"
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Isn't it a little arrogant to claim that Android is enough, and there is no need for another OS.

All companies want competition...until they're one of the top dogs. Then competition isn't actually that important for the free market anymore.

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