Saving Android From a Second-Rate Future

By the official count, more than 50 percent of all smartphones in the US are running Android, while 32 percent are running iOS. So Google’s mobile operating system wouldn’t seem in need of saving. But the official count is a lie. It’s not that the industry groups that publish these numbers are deliberately misleading you. It’s that almost no one is using a true Android phone. I’d put it at under 2 percent. Google has indicated that it’s willing to be bare-knuckled in its handling of Motorola, slashing thousands of jobs to streamline the company. Now it needs to wield Motorola as a weapon and take back control of its mobile OS. Otherwise, Android apps are going to remain second-rate or warmed-over versions of what’s available in Apple’s App Store. Continue Here: