John Gruber on Daring Fireball:
A final thought, regarding Androidâ€™s relative weakness as a software platform. iOSâ€™s exclusivity for a bunch of big-name mobile games â€” Need for Speed Undercover, Star Wars: Battle for Hoth, Monopoly, Tetris, The Sims, Assassinâ€™s Creed â€” has been broken. Not by Android, where none of these games exist, but by Windows Phone 7, a one-month-old platform.
Gruber’s observation is intriguing. Why is it that Android was not able to break iOS’ exclusivity on these games?
If potential smartphone buyers go for Android because they don’t want or can’t buy the iPhone then there’s a good chance that these same folks will go for WP7 phones instead of Android. Why? Because there are better apps, including games like the ones mentioned above.