Friday, October 23, 2009

Symbian Foundation's Lee Williams: The real enemy is Android, not Apple.

Check out Lee Williams, Executive Director of the Symbian Foundation, all but summarily dismissing Apple's iPhone to instead voice grave issues with Google's Android Mobile OS.

To sum up, Lee calls into question the compulsory and relentless data mining that every Android customer must endure, and reminds us that Google's core business is targeted advertising -- perhaps a passive-aggressive way of suggesting that the remote "ad" switch might one day be enabled for Android handsets?

Now as I understand it, the Symbian Foundation's day-to-day business is with carriers and handset makers more than end users, but his comments are certainly relevant.
What do you think -- are these legitimate concerns for or just scaremongering tactics?