Android co-founder Rich Miner says he helped cellular carrier Orange build a walled garden of apps. That’s where he worked before he joined the original Android team, and he said it led to user confusion about where to go for apps.
But carriers “eventually realized and heard us when we talked about the ability to have one place worldwide that was collecting apps and would have the ability to distribute on their network,” he says.
I imagine getting 25 or 30 percent of Android’s app store revenue didn’t hurt, either.
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