Andy Lees, President of Microsoft's Windows Phone division, called out Android in an interview with The Seattle Times as feeling like "you've had several cooks in the kitchen trying to bake different things with the same thing."
Ouch. A little harsh perhaps. It's true the relatively open nature of Android, at least compared to Windows Phone 7, means that all sorts of influences, tweaks, skins and add-ons have been integrated into certain Android phones. Many would argue that that's Android's strength.
Still, with the iPhone 4S not blowing people away -- but likely still selling like hot cakes -- Gartner and IDC both feel the time is right for Microsoft and that their Windows Phone platform will claim 20% of the market by 2015. I'll believe it when I see what Nokia's really got up its sleeve, but it's not a bad alternative it has to be said. [Seattle Times]