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.


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.