Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 10:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Only a few more hours until the last of the big three has its big event (Google i/o, after WWDC and Microsoft's Surface and WP8 events). They will most likely announce a Nexus tablet, as well as Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. While many of you are still on Gingerbread with your top-of-the-line phones - let me poke a few eyes out with mikegapinski's Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich port... To the Samsung Wave. Dual-booting Bada 2 and ICS, right here.
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RE[8]: Comment by avgalen
by avgalen on Wed 27th Jun 2012 14:23 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by avgalen"
avgalen
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2010-09-23

You are right. Release early, release often is a very common way of developing open software and that was actually one of the reasons why people criticized Google for calling Android Open during the 3.0 days. They didn't release early and often for a while like they had been doing. Instead they took the approach "we are making very big changes and we will release again when we think it is ready". Of course you could still get the source but that wasn't the point of the Android criticism at that time. Google made it very clear that Android was their thing, that they controlled it and that they determined what would happen and when it would happen (3.0). I think they did the right thing for Android but they got some criticism because of their approach. That criticism has died down as you said because Google went back to release early release often with version 4.

I don't like this particular project. It mentions this "Main goal is to make clean, fast, stable and battery friendly rom" and they make other claims that make it sound like they care most about hardware support (source: http://polishblood.pl/?page_id=31) but from your comment about not being able to charge (still waiting for your source for that) it is clear that they aren't there yet. "Openness works" isn't a suitable conclusion for this stage of the project. If many people jump on board and actually can reach the project goal you could conclude that "Openness works" but not yet.

And then you change the topic from general openness to the openness of Android and use the words 'really' and 'the point'. So am I right to assume that the main reason for this article was to prove that Android was open?
"Seeing Android work on a completely and utterly unsupported device like this really drives the point home"

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