The Vita says no...
Vita is Android. :/
|Yes, and it will own!||38||22.09%|
|I don't bother as long as the OS is good||34||19.77%|
|I don't care||18||10.47%|
Android is becoming synonymous with viruses and malware. With all the security holes Android has it would be a major catastrophe if they went that route imo.
iOS has had malware and plenty of security issues as well... even with their locked down application system.
Android is having issues for the same reasons Windows has more issues.. its the largest marketshare and is getting the greatest amount of attention.
Android is linux based and if all the past years of hacker conventions have proven anything its... 1) nothing is perfect and 2) linux always outdoes Apple/MS in security.
The Vita says no...
All those companies pay $0 to Google. THey pay very little to MS for absolutely ridiculas basic OS operations. Same reasons Linux distributers have deals with MS.
Even when you include the small fee per device these companies are paying MS, its still FAR smaller than they would pay MS for WM as well as has far higher returns in application support and future compatibility.
Sony using Android in Vita, Sony creating the Playstation Suite in Android, Sony buying out Ericcson and focusing 100% of their phones in Android, Sony focusing on Google TV in all their blurays and TVs, etc... is all that is needed to have nearly 100% proof PS4 will have an Android backbone.
there is no Android in Vita.. the PlayStation Suite SDK can create Vita-compatible Android games.. it compiles 2 versions of the game.. 1 vita the other android.. and no.. they don't pay very little.. besides HTC paying 5 dollars, Samsung is rumoured to pay 15 dollars to microsoft.. but that's only what they pay to MS... a WP7 licence is 15 dollars.. and everyting is covered with that... Android OEMs need to pay for licenses for many features not only to MS.. depending on what Sony needs for the PS4 using android would cost them more then just making their own OS..
Face the future.. Gamecenter ID: nikkom_nl (oh no he didn't!!)
Android is pretty easy to hack, so I"ll say NO.
too easy to hack, so no
Everything I've read and seen on Vita states its an Android based OS. Heavily modified? sure, but so is the Kindle Fire.
Samsung, HTC, Motorola all still build primarily Android phones. Why? because its still a far better payoff than WMP. Android OEMs would have to pay for the OS and still pay for licenses for varous hardware components in using WMP. Its no different.
However, with Android they can add thier own flavor to differentiate beyond hardware as well as monetize with included apps.
Sony is also heavily investing into Google TV with all their stand alone BR players and TVs. Guess what PS4 is destined to be? A Playstation with Google TV integration... i.e. it will have Android as a base.
that will never happen
Uhhh... you are wrong?
4 ≈ One