“Since November of 2009, I’ve been exclusively an Android smartphone user,” Jason Perlow writes for ZDNet. “In that time I’ve gone from the original Motorola Droid to the Droid Bionic, and now the Galaxy Nexus. I’ve seen the Android OS improve considerably and continue to be impressed by the innovations that each successive version brings to the table.”
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“But at the same time, my tolerance for how Google loosely manages its ecosystem and has allowed the platform to mutate and fragment and permit its OEMs and Carriers to abandon its users by not providing timely updates to their handsets and tablets has made my blood boil,” Perlow writes. “I’ve come to the conclusion that in an ideal world, the idea of an Android OS, application and manufacturer ecosystem that is perfectly managed would indeed make it the strongest of all the mobile OS offerings. However, the reality is that we’re not living in an ideal world, and the flaws are seriously hampering qualitative advancements such as OS stability, overall platform standardization and maintenance, all of which ultimately have a negative impact on Android’s users and application developers.”
Perlow writes, “So I’ve decided that unless major improvements occur in the management of the Android ecosystem by Google in the next year, and if conditions for supporting handsets by the Tier 1 OEMs and main US wireless carriers do not improve dramatically, the Galaxy Nexus and the Droid Bionic are going to be my last Android smartphones. And I’ve also decided that until the support situation substantially improves, I am no longer going to recommend Android-based products to my friends, family and colleagues. I’ll point them towards Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone instead. At least with these platforms, you’re guaranteed core OS updates and bugfixes for the length of your contract.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Perlow will be recommending the Windows Phone to whomever he doesn’t really like.
Whatever. Microsoft, with their raging case of AppLack™, can battle it out with Google’s Fragmandroid, Beleaguered RIM’s BlackBuried, and the other also-rans vying for Apple’s table scraps.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]
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