Android Mystery Box
Ed Burnette on the frustrating lack of Android transparency:
I expected Android 2.0, whenever it comes out, to have something more. But there’s no way for us on the outside to tell, especially if the changes are not visible in the few screenshots we manage to glimpse. Contrary to Google’s assurances, Android continues to be developed behind closed doors and then dumped on the community at the last minute. They could be releasing it as I write this, or it could come out next May. It could already be rock solid and production quality in a lab somewhere, or it could be buggy, incomplete, and not ready for prime time. We just don’t know. And that, my friends, is unacceptable for an open source project, even one with a commercial component.
Still, it’s light years better than Apple.