Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Google While it's currently cool to love Google's Android and hate Apple's iOS, especially because of the massive difference in philosophy (open vs. closed), Google still retains a fair amount of control over the Android Market. This was demonstrated this week Google employed its remote kill switch for two Android Market applications, removing them from all Android devices on which they were installed.
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Android is open. Market is not.
by pgeorgi on Fri 25th Jun 2010 23:05 UTC
pgeorgi
Member since:
2010-02-18

The market is no open component, so once you buy into that, you essentially left the "open" Android space.

The different to iDevices is that with Android it's possible (though not convenient) to live without the vendor's distribution channel.

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mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

The different to iDevices is that with Android it's possible (though not convenient) to live without the vendor's distribution channel.


It certainly is possible to live without the iPhone's vendor distribution channel, but very inconvenient. Check out the distribution options for iApps, apply a little math and think a bit outside the box and you'll understand what's possible. Again, not convenient, definitely even less so than the Android model, but certainly not impossible...

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mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14


It certainly is possible to live without the iPhone's vendor distribution channel, but very inconvenient.

can you also mention the legality of possibility? The one way i am aware of of mass distribution of apps outside apple channel involves jailbreaking the phone and that is against apple's terms of iphone usage

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