Android is the math geek you elected president: he's happy you voted for him, but now he's motherfucking president and will do as he pleases.
For over a week now, stories have been running about how Android is trying to throw it's weight around a bit more, given its surging popularity. Today Andy Rubin, VP of engineering, assured developers that just because they're super popular right now and can basically choose to collaborate with whichever cell phone company they wants, doesn't mean that they have forgotten their original mission: to be open.
"We don't believe in a one size fits all" solution, Rubin wrote in a post on the Android development website. "But", he continued, "we do require the device to conform with some basic compatibility requirements." The post then goes on to detail Android's commitment against fragmentation while assuring developers that Google has no desire to standardize the platform on any single chipset architecture.
But behind the scenes, a different picture emerges...