Last September, we learned that location-based services firm Skyhook was suing Google over allegations that the Big G forces developers and manufacturers to use their services, like Maps, rather than having the choice to use tech from other companies. The suit is still going on, and today some internal Google emails have been made public thanks to a Massachusetts state court. One email in particular that's been getting a lot of attention today comes from Android manager Dan Morrill, who said that Google is "using compatibility as a club to make them do things we want."
Ever since Android was originally introduced, Google's been all about touting how open the platform is. For some, though, the possibility that Google is forcing companies to use its services goes against the very openness that Android fans love. However, others have stood up for Google, saying that making all devices and apps use Google services rather than ones from other companies ensures a more streamlined, smoother user experience. Which side of the issue do you all stand on?