Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2013 18:29 UTC
Google A blog post on the Free Software Foundation Europe site is making the rounds around the web. The blog post, written by Torsten Grote, claims that 'the Android SDK is now proprietary', because upon download, you have to agree to terms and conditions which are clearly not compatible with free and/or open source software. What Grote fails to mention - one, these terms have mostly always been here, and two, they only apply to the SDK binaries. The source is still freely available.
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Anti-fragmention and properitary
by WorknMan on Fri 4th Jan 2013 21:25 UTC
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What I want to know is, why does Google put features like miracast and photosphere on the Nexus 4, and then deny it to their other devices? And if these features are not in the Android sources, then at least part of it is definitely proprietary.

Do I care about this? Well yes, actually I do. Once I found out that 4.2 was supposed to have Miracast, I was ready to plunk down for a Nexus 7, but was disappointed to find out that it's currently only available for Nexus 4. Seems that Google is fragmenting their own devices, for whatever reason.

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