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Charlie Kindel: 'Google has already lost control of Android and has zero chance of regaining [it]'

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Charlie Kindel, formerly of Microsoft's Windows Phone team, has written a piece on why Android is no longer in Google's control.

Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire

Microsoft's former point man for Windows Phone developer relations, Charlie Kindel, is back at it after an earlier post on the platform's prospects — but this time he's taking on Android, arguing that it's an unstoppable beast that is no longer under the control of the company that created it. Whether you agree or disagree with the suggestion that Android has become hopelessly fragmented, Kindel makes some interesting arguments, concluding that the platform will flourish — just not in the way Google wanted or anticipated. It's well worth a quick read.