Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Dec 2011 16:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It all started with Apple/TechCrunch blogger M.G. Siegler making a huge fuss over something he didn't understand, and while that in and of itself isn't particularly interesting, one of the outcomes of this little internet drama is a comment on Google+ (the tenth one) that so perfectly encapsulates just how important Android is for the world that I felt the need to share it with you. It's the holiday season after all.
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Taken from a Google employee post
by bonchbonch on Thu 29th Dec 2011 18:17 UTC
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There's no conspiracy here, of course. The simple fact of the matter is that the instructions for downloading and building Android which were given in Rubin's first tweet were outdated. After the kernel.org root server was compromised, many code repositories, including Android's, were moved away from kernel.org. In other words, Rubin's commands simply don't work any more, and as such, the tweet was deleted. Again, the irony of Siegler making a fuss about this isn't lost on me.


1.) If the instructions were outdated, why didn't Andy just post updated instructions rather than permanently deleting the post?

2.) You're just repeating Google employee DeWitt Clinton's Google+ post.

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