Linked by David Adams on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 16:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Here's the dirty little secret about Android: After all the work Apple did to get AT&T to relinquish device control for the iPhone and all the great efforts Google made to get the FCC and the U.S. telecoms to agree to open access rules as part of the 700 MHz auction, Android is taking all of those gains and handing the power back to the telecoms.
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Disagree with article.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 23:46 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I don't think google has handed the carriers anymore control. In fact its made phone application portability that had never existed before. It busted up all of the carrier specific market places. Killed the rigntone business completely.

Look at Samsung's Galaxy S line of smart phones. Yes Att locked down the captivate and added some carrier specific apps. But does the presence of carrier apps really make it worse than iphones? I have my choice of three different keyboards that can be used. Overall, the device offers me more choice than an iphone. I'm not locked into a single carrier or a single handset maker , should I decide I want a new device. I can take all the apps and move them to the new phone.

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