‘Whether you like Android or not, you will support that platform’ - Marco.org
Google’s Eric Schmidt, predicting that Android will overtake iOS within 6 months as the platform developers target first:
“Ultimately, application vendors are driven by volume, and volume is favored by the open approach Google is taking. There are so many manufacturers working to deliver Android phones globally,” Schmidt said. “Whether you like Android or not, you will support that platform, and maybe you’ll even deliver it first.”
Is that a prediction or a threat?
Is he implying that Android is widely disliked, and it doesn’t matter to him?
Why does Google let Eric Schmidt speak publicly? Has it ever turned out well?
Marco Arment responds to the comments made by Google’s Eric Schmidt at the LeWeb Conference in Paris. It is an interesting remark - and in some ways it does feel more like a threat than a prediction. You may not like us, but you can’t ignore us. Not the most developer-friendly stance I’ve ever seen.