Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why don't phone manufacturers add real value?

For the life of me, I can't figure out the logic that makes phone manufacturers put their own semi-crappy UI on top on Android phones.

Phone manufacturers are generally pretty bad at software development. HTC Sense, Motoblur, etc don't really add a lot of value to Android phones - they just delay our ability to get updates quickly.

Why don't device makers do what they do best - make great hardware. Let Google do the fancy features (unless are adding hardware that Google can't use).

And this whole discussion about Motorola developing its own OS to try and hedge their bets. That only makes sense if their OS is going to be dramatically better than Android. Not sure I see a huge chance of that happening...