Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th May 2010 18:29 UTC
Google At the Google I/O conference, Google just held its second keynote address, which focussed on Android. The talk was held by Vic Gundotra, and he unveiled a number of new features coming in Android 2.2 "Froyo", as well as some features coming in Froyo+1. The main theme of the entire keynote? Openness and choice, and a whole bucketload of not-so-subtle jabs at Apple. I'd like to apologise upfront for a possible lack of critical notes in this article - I'm still handing out the brownie points to Google for yesterday.
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Google V Apple
by Tony Swash on Thu 20th May 2010 21:40 UTC
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

“If we did not act, we faced a draconian future. Where one man, one company, one carrier was the future.”

– Google Vice-President of Engineering Vic Gundotra explains why the company made Android.

But we’re just fine with the Two Men, One Company, One Search Engine Model

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RE: Google V Apple
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 20th May 2010 22:04 in reply to "Google V Apple"
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2005-06-29
RE: Google V Apple
by ricegf on Thu 20th May 2010 22:09 in reply to "Google V Apple"
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2007-04-25

But that's not what we have with Android. It's free software - *any* company can use it to build a phone*. If you try to build another product with Apple's OS/X, even if you pay for a retail license, you get a thundering herd of lawyers. Ask Psystar.


(* But if you want to use Google *trademarks*, that's different - you'll need a license, as well you should.)

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