Android is an open platform. We saw at IFA 2010 all sorts of devices running Android, so it already running on tablets. But the way Android Market works is it’s not going to be available on devices that don’t allow applications to run correctly. Which devices do, and which don’t will be unit specific, but Froyo is not optimised for use on tablets. If you want Android market on that platform, the apps just wouldn’t run, [Froyo] is just not designed for that form factor.
How appealing are tablets that don’t run any apps? Or content?
It still amazes me that a Google exec would say that it’s acceptable that consumers are led to make purchasing mistakes with his product. Apparently any malfeasance is excusable in the name of openness.