It seems not only Google has something to say about purchasing Android. Qualcomm CEO in a recent interview said that purchasing Android would not have been a good idea because it would have made them too powerful, which might have scared some people off. This statement comes after Google VP saying Android was the best purchase in Google history (which includes YouTube). This quote was recorded by Reuters, who was apparently at the 16th annualStanford Accel Symposiumat Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., and marked Jacobs saying “It would have scared everyone else off and caused them to do things to get around us.”
Like I said with the article I wrote in regards to Google's original quote, I think it is better that Google ended up with the rights to Android and integrated it with their services. It seems everyone that should have bought Android is regretting it, and might wish they took the plunge.
Do you like the idea of Qualcomm owning Android? Do you think it would even have hit Froyo status in stability, speed, and functions by next year?
News via: Reuters