Today in Mobile

Apple SVP Phil Schiller today tried to clear up some of the uncertainty surrounding Apple’s sometimes incoherent policies regarding the App Store in an interview with BusinessWeek. Schiller does shine a little light on Apple’s policies, and he makes a strong case for the need for a gatekeeper when it comes to mobile apps. I think we’ll see whether he’s right as Android picks up steam — if Google Market suffers bad PR because some unsavory or even dangerous apps emerge, Schiller — and Apple — will be at least partially vindicated. But if Google’s laissez-faire strategy pays off, Apple will increasingly be seen as heavy-handed.