“I’m not one to say “I told you so,” but I told you so: Android alone cannot save mobile device manufacturers from smartphone Armageddon,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“Google’s plan to spend $12.5 billion purchasing ROKR-maker, Motorola, underlines Apple’s huge advantage within the market — and should send shockwaves across Google’s existing partnerships, who surely now know the party’s almost over,” Evans writes.
“It will be interesting to see how things progress from here,” Evans writes. “I think it inevitable the innate fatalism of Android’s faux-open approach will be replaced by the formation of one or perhaps two major Android manufacturers who will struggle with RIM, Nokiasoft and Apple for ascendancy in this mobile era.”
Much more in the full article here.
Google had to gobble up Motorola Mobility – and it could end up being a disaster – August 15, 2011
Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion to bolster patent portfolio – August 15, 2011