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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RE: Democratizing iOS
by tonny on Sat 31st Dec 2011 03:14 UTC in reply to "Democratizing iOS"
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2011-12-22

I wonder, though. If Google hadn't democratized Apple's approach, probably the open source community would have. Would this have been better or worse?


Nope, FOSS doesn't have enough momentum to take off. As I can see, for now, it's just a niche market. You can get it on development board like pandaboard, beagleboard, etc, but not on maintream gadget/board.

So, yeah. The good part of Android is it became the take off ground for FOSS, so (hoping so) that the open source community can seize the chance and.. 'take off'.

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