Google’s Schmidt: Android’s not fragmented, it’s ‘differentiated’

Google continues its “moat strategy” with great success via CEO.COM

Schmidt started with a canned answer about how he defines ecosystem — “scalable network platforms that deliver the best customer value” — but he warmed up when the talk turned to Google’s Android operating system.

“We even have Android in refrigerators now,” Schmidt said. “By open-source we mean, ‘take it and have fun.’ And people have.”

The panel moderator, CNET’s Molly Wood, pointed out the pitfall of that strategy: hundreds of devices are running dozens of various versions of Android. But as soon as she said the word “fragmentation,” Schmidt cut her off.

“You have to be careful with that word, fragmentation,”

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