At the Telstra investment day in Australia today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that Google was "way behind" in mobile operating system design.
"They can hire smart guys, hire a lot of people, bla dee bla dee bla, but you know they start out way behind in a certain sense...."
Only if that certain sense is the year of introduction. Google's software architecture is far ahead of anything Microsoft has in the mobile space. For example, Android's application virtualization and security model outright prevents most sources of system instability and viruses. This enables users to download and try out applications without fear.
What do you think?