Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 19:15 UTC
Google "We know what Nexus means now. There can no longer be any doubt: a Nexus device is about openness first and foremost. That does not mean Google won't make compromises with the Nexus program. It simply means that Google will only make compromises when it comes to increasing openness. Why? Because Google benefits from open devices as much, or more than you do. Last year the technology sphere was busily discussing whether or not the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was a 'true' Nexus device. This year we have an answer: a Nexus controlled by a carrier is no Nexus. Rather than get in bed with Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T to produce an LTE version of the Nexus 4, we have HSPA+ only. Even the new Nexus 7 with mobile data is limited to this enhanced 3G standard." Interesting take on the whole thing - reeks a bit of finding a reason for a feature deficiency, but it does fit into the available facts.
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RE: Drivers, android source, ...
by Radio on Wed 31st Oct 2012 09:33 UTC in reply to "Drivers, android source, ..."
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and as long as Google does not push source live (heck, 4.2 source code is still not there. How's that for a device ALL ABOUT OPENNESS?!)

Android 4.2 code has already been published.

They just changed the terms of the licence to "you are free to copy, modify and redistribute this code, except _xmv who is a whiny spoilt kid and can go die in a hole (this idiot's not gonna do anything with it anyway)".

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