Source: CNN Money
quote: They depend on so many companies (Google for primary applications, Foxconn for manufacturing, Samsung for components, etc)
quote: and the only thing they make in-house is design, easily copied, and improved upon.
quote: The iPhone STILL doesn't have LTE/Wimax, 3.5" screen and on-screen keyboard isn't ideal, the iPad has no native printing support, jailbreaking is essential to get an 'open' experience from any IOS device, and so on.
quote: The "open" argument for Android makes little sense to me given that "open" is primarily in aid of service providers and hardware manufacturers.
quote: Just to be clear: I do think "crapware" and some OEM skins on Android are a problem. It just has little or nothing to do with Android being open source. I also think there are obvious benefits for OEM's and carriers using Android, mostly related to getting a modern cell phone OS for free.