PC Pro writes: "Google has openly criticised the iPhone, claiming the device has a "lot of restrictions" and won't sell as many as Google's Android-based devices.
Speaking at the eComm conference in California, Google's group manager for mobile platforms laid into the iPhone's development potential. "There are just certain apps you can't build on an iPhone," said Rich Miner, claiming that applications can't run in the background when switching to a new application, and bemoaning the lack of support for multiprocessing apps. "There's a lot of restrictions," he added.
By contrast, Miner said Google's platform is based on openness: the company issued a SDK for Android at launch, while Apple only recently gave third-party developers to its device. "There are things I saw people doing with the first version of the Android SDK that it seems like you can't do with the iPhone at least at the moment," he claimed."