None Of This Is Good For Anyone*

Ryan Heise asks, “Who is any of this good for?” Heise mentions four things out of which I’ll focus on one. Dan Frommer puts it well:

Today, Google is keeping one of its most interesting new applications – Google Wallet, for mobile payments — 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.

Heise:

This is about Google having no real control over its platform, to the point where “Android” just becomes another marketing bullet point for dozens of bullshit phones in the market.

* This is actually good for someone: the carriers.