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Is Android becoming a Tower of Babel?

May 06, 2010, 18:48 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

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"Some of the blame is being placed on Google. The Open Handset Alliance is controlled by Google, whose employees are micro-managing the code base, it's alleged.

"Some of the blame is also being placed on manufacturers, with HTC, Samsung and Sony-Ericsson all producing custom features they don't contribute back, it is said.

"Vision Mobile says Android's claim to be open source is a fraud, and that its success is really driven by Qualcomm's desire to sell chips, or the desire of network operators and manufacturers to avoid Apple's tighter controls."

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