But the most interesting reason again ties into something Schmidt said back in December:
â€œWith the ICS release our core objective as a company is to get all of the hardware vendors onto that platform.â€
I mean, he really said that. And it\’sÂ unbelievableÂ because it\’s perhaps the most epic fail in the history of epic fails. Google\’s â€œcore objective as a companyâ€ was to get hardware vendors onto Ice Cream Sandwich (aka Android 4.0), and as of June 1 â€” seven monthsÂ after the launch of the OS â€” 7.1 percent of Android phones are actually on it.
MG Siegler:Â Dear Eric Schmidt, It\’s Been 6 Months â€” Where Are Those iOS-Slaying Android Exclusive Apps? | TechCrunch
I would hate to be a developer on Android. It’s like coding a site to work on all browsers, including IE6, but probably worse.