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[4]: Comment by avgalen
by phoudoin on Wed 27th Jun 2012 15:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by avgalen"
phoudoin
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The average customer will start to associate "open" with "not working".


Only if open projects start to not working more and more. And why such thing will happens now more than yesterday?
Plus the avergae customer barely knows what's open and what's not.

Right now they think "open" means "you can install stuff without paying for it, hahaha".


Precisely. The average customer don't care about open, closed, what he care is price/feature ratio.
Except if open projects starts to have less and less working features, I failed to see why open projects will be associated to not working in average customer mind.

Plus average customer won't notice that someone ported Android ICS to his Samsung Wave until 1) he becomes geek enough or 2) the port is stable enought to get wider media coverage outside android geeks circles.

In both case, the fact that the port was possible because Android code is open *but* not working at start wont matter that much, and most probably only the former will be remembered, if any.

What will matter is that he could use an better Android version on his quite old Samsung smartphone...

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