Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:23 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Catfight! Get out your mobile phones and start filming, because two important personalities in the mobile world just got into a catfight. After the presentation of Apple's (once again) stellar quarterly results (what's with the low iPad sales, though?), Apple's CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tangent regarding Android (among other things). Google's Andy Rubin, the father of Android, responded in a pretty fun way via Twitter.
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Cyanogen
by _xmv on Tue 19th Oct 2010 14:00 UTC
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2008-12-09

FYI there are several open source "forks" or "mods" such as CyanogenMod.
What it is? It's a Android made from the source repository, and tailored by some developers.

The base is always the same and it works on most Android phones. A distro for your phone if you will.

In fact, even the iPhone has been made to run such an Android port.

The strength of open source does also only lie in the freedom to do what you please, or just getting stuff for free as in beer.

It's that efforts can be easily combined. Someone enhance XXX in Android? Well then it's available for everyone using Android, not just for XXX.

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