Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:39 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google is growing increasingly concerned with Samsung's dominance of the Android - and smartphone - landscape. Supposedly, the topic is being openly discussed at Google, and as far as I'm concerned, that's great news.
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Better off?
by tkeith on Wed 27th Feb 2013 10:54 UTC
tkeith
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2010-09-01

While I agree, having one dominant OS is not a good thing. It brings about a lack of choice since app(programs) are only developed for one platform. That said, I'd much rather have Android as the dominant OS than iOS or Windows. Android does the least to lock you down and Google does the most to let you opt out or removed your data and move to another services provider. They don't use proprietary formats to try and lock others out.

Tizen and Firefox OS sound pretty open, but Tizen is run my Intel and Samsung, which do not have a very good track record.

Be careful what you wish for, it could be a lot worse.

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