“It ain’t no iPhone.” The words of a Yankee Group analyst, words that have to worry Google a little bit.
Word on the street, echoed by the Financial Times, is that the first Android phones will, shall we say, fail to impress. A combination of developer apathy and Google’s own mismanagement seems to be dragging the whole Android project through the mud. Buggy software surely doesn’t help.
Some analysts are also worried about the business model as a whole, with a whole host of different companies developing phones rather than Google developing everything in-house à la Apple and the iPhone 3G.
Have we seen any “good” press about Android recently? Everything I’ve seen is that, heck, she’s no iPhone, and there ain’t a thing Google can do about that.