Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Sep 2010 23:20 UTC
Google A few days ago I dove into the lawsuit filed by Skyhook against Google, and came to the conclusion that Skyhook's case - while an entirely plausible sequence of events considering Google is a big company and hence prone to abuse - simply wasn't a very good one. Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has given a rather generic-looking statement on the matter, but however generic it may be, there's a hint in there.
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RE: An example:
by No it isnt on Sat 25th Sep 2010 14:17 UTC in reply to "An example:"
No it isnt
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2005-11-14

Not really. Not even close.

Even though I can't replace the OS on my Sony Ericsson Android phone due to a proprietary bootloader, I can still change just about any feature. For instance, I have installed a replacement home screen, a different SMS app, a different softkeyboard, etc. I can also install any app that I write myself or download from the internet, even if they break with the Android Market rules. There's plenty of room for new paradigms and Google-unsanctioned innovation on a stock Android phone. It's about as open to innovation as OS X and Windows are.

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