Microsoft Exec Criticizes Android

Microsoft Exec Steve Guggenheimer recently voiced his skepticism regarding Android and its ability to translate to a computing operating system. To quote:

"I'm somewhat sceptical that consumers will begin running to Android right now," said Guggenheimer. "You'll still want your printer to work, you'll still want your software to work. There's a lack of a complete ecosystem around Android."

We usually disagree with what Microsoft says about Android believing that their comments are misguided attempts in disparaging a competitor, but in this case, we think Microsoft has a valid point.

As versatile and exciting as Android has proven itself to be, it still needs to prove itself in the computing arena. Though computer manufacturers are ready to jump into the Android game, we're still not sure if Android is ready for netbook primetime.

What do you guys think?


Casey Chan