Varför Google stryper friheten runt Android

Horace “Asymco” Dediu:

So we’re back to the old question: Google vs. Android, who wins? If Android still has hidden costs to Google and, with its sheep’s clothing cast aside, no longer offers significant distribution to the low end then how will Google benefit? The answer that there will be additional ad revenue does not cut it. That revenue would have come from placement deals with other incumbent platforms (just like Google manages to compete on PCs without having to provide its own OS).

As Google figures this out, its licensees are at the mercy of the ensuing decision. Good luck with that.

Den absolut bästa summeringen av varför festen för tillverkare av Android-telefoner nu är över.

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