Intel CEO: Nokia Should Have Gone With Android
nk497 writes “Intel CEO Paul Otellini has said Nokia made a mistake choosing Windows Phone 7, and should have gone with Android — but admitted the money on offer may have been too much to ignore. ‘I wouldn’t have made the decision he made, I would probably have gone to Android if I were him,’ he said. ‘MeeGo would have been the best strategy but he concluded he couldn’t afford it.’ Otellini said some closed mobile platforms will ‘certainly survive,’ but said open systems will ‘win’ in the end.” Reader c0lo notes a followup to yesterday’s news that open source software was banned from Windows Marketplace. It seems even Microsoft’s own MS-RL open source license runs afoul of the Application Provider Agreement (PDF). The article suggests that these rules should give Nokia pause about their new partnership.