Linked by David Adams on Thu 31st Mar 2011 15:42 UTC
Google Playtime is over in Android Land. Over the last couple of months Google has reached out to the major carriers and device makers backing its mobile operating system with a message: There will be no more willy-nilly tweaks to the software. No more partnerships formed outside of Google's purview. From now on, companies hoping to receive early access to Google's most up-to-date software will need approval of their plans. And they will seek that approval from Andy Rubin, the head of Google's Android group.
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RE[3]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by tuzor on Thu 31st Mar 2011 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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Nonsense. *Assuming* they continue releasing the source, there is NOTHING non-open about ANY of this WHATSOEVER. Stop parroting idiots like Gruber who think even H264 is open.

Google has also tried to hold up the release of Verizon (VZ) Android devices that make use of Microsoft's (MSFT) rival Bing search engine, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

Open like a book... long as it favours them.

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