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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RE[2]: Open
by Radio on Tue 19th Oct 2010 17:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Open"
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

Wrong. They can't modify some elements of Android if they want the google apps and the "with Google" branding. Those additional, proprietary elements are not part of Android, the smartphone OS.

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RE[3]: Open
by tomcat on Tue 19th Oct 2010 19:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Open"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Wrong. They can't modify some elements of Android if they want the google apps and the "with Google" branding. Those additional, proprietary elements are not part of Android, the smartphone OS.


Again, Google doesn't want people to be able to replace its own components. It's not an open platform.

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RE[4]: Open
by fatjoe on Tue 19th Oct 2010 21:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Open"
fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

"Wrong. They can't modify some elements of Android if they want the google apps and the "with Google" branding. Those additional, proprietary elements are not part of Android, the smartphone OS.


Again, Google doesn't want people to be able to replace its own components. It's not an open platform.
"

Android is an open platform, the Google branding is not (at least not completely). Got it??

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