Android Not Good Enough for Sprint
Replying to: Carriers need to stop making decisions for consumers! by Jayshmay
Re: Carriers need to stop making decisions for consumers!
One of the wisest business strategies I have ever heard is "Let the market decide whether or not something will succeed" Consumers know what is best for consumers. That's why Google made Android's code open, because they know that the collective ideas of the world will make Android better than Google would.
This article about Sprint is a perfect example as to why I enjoy FREEDOM being on a GSM carrier (AT&T) I can use any unlocked GSM phone in the world on AT&T's network, they don't make decisions for me as to which handsets I can, or can't have.
The problem with your argument is that if the Android platform doesn't perform well the consumers won't be upset at Google, htc, moto, samsung, etc. They hardly ever look at the manufacturer (be it software manufacturer or hardware manufacturer). They blame the service provider. It's simply that Sprint doesn't want to put their name on something they can't be sure on.
So when their Google phone crashes, lags, drops calls, crashes, etc. Sprint will have to take the blame.