In a recent Q&A session with PC Mag, Android chief (VP of engineering) Andy Rubin let the public no, in no uncertain terms, his thoughts on Windows Phone 7. He states that “the world doesn’t need another platform”, and says that, based on screenshots he has seen, he thinks the platform from Microsoft is interesting, but does not see the need for it in the Market, now that Android is out there for the people. He says:
“Android is free and open; I think the only reason you create another platform is for political reasons”
He also mentions that a portion of the strength in the Android platform as a whole can be attributed to the way it is tied in with Google’s services. He states that Google has been in this business “since day zero”, giving them the upper hand against Microsoft as they attempt to re-enter the smartphone atmosphere.
Be sure to hit up the source link below for the full interview.
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[via PC Mag]