If Google doesn't start addressing UI/UX issues, Apple's iOS will continue to dominate and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 will have a real shot at beating Android. Microsoft in particular has a talent for defeating competition having beaten or fended off Apple, IBM, and Linux on the desktop and Novell and various Unix variants in the server space.
Perhaps rather than giving away Android for free, Google should start licensing the OS to OEM's, create an P&L for Android and treat it like a business. Or maybe Google can take some of its $9,983,000,000 in cash to create an Android support team and start to resolve some of the 16,000+ defects.
Mike Fratto is a principal analyst at Current Analysis, covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. Prior to that, Mike was with UBM Tech for 15 years, and served as editor of Network Computing. He was also lead analyst for InformationWeek Analytics ... View Full Bio