Today, Google is keeping one of its most interesting new applications â€“ Google Wallet, for mobile payments â€” off its best new Android phone. Why? Because its operator partner, Verizon, wants it to.
Pure Google experience? John Gruber:
This is hypocrisy, pure and simple.
This is about Google having no real control over its platform, to the point where â€œAndroidâ€ just becomes another marketing bullet point for dozens of bullshit phones in the market.
* This is actually good for someone: the carriers.