Ultimately, application vendors are driven by volume, and volume is favored by the open approach Google is taking. There are so many manufacturers working so hard to distribute Android phones globally that whether you like [Android 4.0] or not ... you will want to develop for that platform, and perhaps even first.
Google's Schmidt: Android leads the iPhone in CNET (7 December 2011)
Technology will move faster than governments, so don't legislate before you understand the consequences...Eric Schmidt
If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.Eric Schmidt
I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions. They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next.Eric Schmidt
Ultimately, in the Internet, openness has always won. I cannot imagine that the current competitive environment would reverse that.Eric Schmidt