In this column from April 2009, PC Mag's Sacha Sagan clearly demonstrates why you should be careful what you ask for. At the time a grand total of two Android phones had hit the market, the original G1 and the Magic, both manufactured by HTC.
At the time Sagan ruminated on the slow roll out of phones from all the manufacturers that had committed to supporting Google's new OS.
Fast forward to today when Android is the most popular phone OS and every tech pundit on the planet seems to pleading with manufacturers like Samsung, HTC and Motorola to slow the launch of only mildly differentiated devices so that they can provide better support for existing devices. Hopefully the pendulum will soon settle down somewhere in between the two extremes with a reasonable but not ridiculous selection of devices and faster OS updates from the builders.
Has Android Already Failed?
Plans for the open-source OS are looking increasingly vague and desperate.
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