Excellent argument from MG Siegler in TechCrunch that Android is open, but mostly to the carriers, not to users.
Open is proving to mean that the carriers can choose what they want to do with Android. It’s too bad, but there is now a very real risk that the carriers are going to exploit the open system Google set up in order to create a new version of the bullshit proprietary ecosystems that they had before the iPhone came along and turned the market on its side.
I’m probably going to be wrong about Android vs. iOS. Android will win the unit market share battle. That is all.