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[14]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by tetek on Fri 1st Apr 2011 08:08 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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He did. And now it isn't true any more. As the "open" part. Sorry - that's the true about it. Android is in hands of Google. It's first stop. Then it's producer. It can allow to install other software on his phone or not. Than is operator which can disable for example Android Store (i.e. AT&T). And at the end is user which is if he buys a phone have no really power over it. Android is money making machine which is good for everybody but the end user. And it has nothing to do with "open", cause you don't really have an option. Sorry

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