Linked by David Adams on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 16:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Here's the dirty little secret about Android: After all the work Apple did to get AT&T to relinquish device control for the iPhone and all the great efforts Google made to get the FCC and the U.S. telecoms to agree to open access rules as part of the 700 MHz auction, Android is taking all of those gains and handing the power back to the telecoms.
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RE[3]: choice
by Timmmm on Tue 24th Aug 2010 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: choice"
Timmmm
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Indeed. And actually it's usually cheaper to buy the phone up-front, although I think in the US only T-Mobile have SIM-only contracts.

The article is extremely US-centric, and it also misses the fact that Google *does* have control over the market. They could use it to force carriers not to load crapware if they wanted.

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