Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Dec 2010 22:43 UTC
Google The source code for Android 2.3 has been released. "Nexus S went on sale yesterday morning in the US, running Gingerbread. Just like I did for Froyo, I'm open-sourcing the matching Android platform source code, right after the first consumers get their hands on it. I'm going to start literally right now, and the process will take a few hours."
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mrhasbean
Member since:
2006-04-03

Wow. Ok. I wonder how many people who bought Android handsets other than Nexus had this little gem explained to them?

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molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Wow. Ok. I wonder how many people who bought Android handsets other than Nexus had this little gem explained to them?

Average Jane and Joe doesn't care - only geeks do, and they knew already. Seriously, now I have a handful of colleagues with Android handsets, and they coldn't care less for OTA updates. What they care for is built quality, usability, some cool apps & games. Today's Android handsets deliver on all fronts. And for people who do care about always getting the latest and greatest, there is always a completey open phone available, and some that are more or less hacker friendly.

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I have also found that most android users, even average joes, tend to have more knowledge about the particularities of android as opposed to most iphone users who tend to be much more ignorant about aspects of ios.

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Wow. Ok. I wonder how many people who bought Android handsets other than Nexus had this little gem explained to them?


Interesting... in the past, whenever someone has made a similar criticism about the iOS, you and the rest of the Apple Defense Brigade have been quick to leap into the fray, apologists talking-points primed and ready. You know, the standard BS lines about how Apple's draconian restrictions are entirely "for our own good/for the User Experience(tm)/THINK OF THE CHILDREN".

So, by all means, please educate us as to why those arguments apply to Apple's restrictions, but not those imposed by Android device makers/carriers. Waiting...

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