Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:11 UTC
Google Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
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proprietary hardware.
by stabbyjones on Tue 20th Dec 2011 02:20 UTC
stabbyjones
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Until there is better access to open drivers and a willingness from manufacturers to actually use them; Android is the best of the bunch.

I used to think that free software was enough for everyone. But as long as companies like Nvidia et al release binary/proprietary only hardware drivers, things like replicant (http://replicant.us/) are facing a real uphill battle.

Edited 2011-12-20 02:21 UTC

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