thodelu writes: In his rant against the fragmented Android market, Steve Jobs remarked "The first thing most of us think about when we hear the word "open" is Windows". "Many Android OEMs, including the two largest, HTC and Motorola, install proprietary user interfaces to differentiate themselves from the commodity Android experience. The user's left to figure it all out. Compare this with iPhone, where every handset works the same." Ignoring the confusion in the rant between 'openness' and 'uniformity', are they necessarily mutually exclusive? If not, what is the cause of Android's lack of openness or rather its fragmented nature?