Then why did the OP concern themselves with whether or not there were comments from the Android bleacher? The article clearly does not pertain to them. If he had nothing to say about the article, then why derail the thread with a 'Android' comment?
Manufacturers weren't dropping like flies back them. They were all making money. Now there's only 2 making money, and the second one it seems is on the way down. What's the landscape going to look like in a few years? A lot sadder with a lot less players than there were a few years ago. Are you really that indifferent to the signs?
This is where some of you lose me. Some say 'hardware and software' is the way to go. That didn't work for Palm or BB, and it would lead to more than 5 different OSs if the remaining players tried it. License the OS, and it gets ridiculed for doing what MS did. Seems like a no win situation.