Source: CNN Money
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.