Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 22:05 UTC
Google TechCrunch held a little in-promptu poll a few days ago, asking its readers why they chose to go with Android instead of something else. Most people stated they choose Android because of "openness". The author of the article calls this "a load of crap", arguing that because carriers can do with Android as they so desire, the reality now is that Android isn't open. Clearly, the author doesn't get openness.
Thread beginning with comment 440326
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Open to whom?
by n.l.o on Fri 10th Sep 2010 14:45 UTC in reply to "Open to whom?"
n.l.o
Member since:
2009-09-14

Android is not open to users. Vendors, yes. But not to users.


So closed that I downloaded the source to android built it and installed it on my HTC HD2, replacing WinMo with it.

Damn I wish it was open.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Open to whom?
by polaris20 on Sat 11th Sep 2010 19:51 in reply to "RE: Open to whom?"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

"Android is not open to users. Vendors, yes. But not to users.


So closed that I downloaded the source to android built it and installed it on my HTC HD2, replacing WinMo with it.

Damn I wish it was open.
"

You just proved the point of the person whom you quoted.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: Open to whom?
by n.l.o on Sat 11th Sep 2010 23:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Open to whom?"
n.l.o Member since:
2009-09-14

"[q]Android is not open to users. Vendors, yes. But not to users.


So closed that I downloaded the source to android built it and installed it on my HTC HD2, replacing WinMo with it.

Damn I wish it was open.
"

You just proved the point of the person whom you quoted. [/q]

I am a user, Android is open to me to do whatever I want with it and I have done so.

Reply Parent Score: 1