A good look at the history of Android and the Open Handset Alliance from someone who is on the side of the consumer. As far as I am concerned, Google blew it when the distribution deal with Verizon became more important than the original vision for the platform. A free, unlocked version of Android sold by Google (or given away by Google) in a Google-branded phone would have made all difference, but that was not to be.
Best quote? I’ll take a partial so I do t spoil his punch line for you:
“I hate Android for the same reason that Severus Snape hates Harry Potter.”
parislemon.com: Why I Hate Android