Linked by David Adams on Fri 25th Mar 2011 14:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The company revealed Thursday that it will delay publication of the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) source code for the foreseeable future - possibly for months. It's not clear when (or if) the source code will be made available. The decision puts Android on a path towards a "draconian future" of its own, in which it is controlled by a single vendor - Google. The Ars link linked above is a pretty inflammatory editorial, so see also: Businessweek, GigaOM, The Register.
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vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

Not without a good number of Meego handsets available, it won't...


You need just one handset to be able to support MeeGo at expense of Android. Because, well, you will probably buy just one handset ever so often.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, but if its going to have the same limited carrier support that the n900 had .. we can't really choose it. The n900 only worked for 3g on T-mobile with no subsidy available in the US. If Nokia can't do better than that for a meego phone, than it wont be any more successful than the n900 was.

I can't justify the additional cost for a phone thats just ever so slightly more libre-free than android.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Having no subsidy is good - that's the only way not to get all that garbage and locks. T-Mobile used the right policy for plans - cheaper plans for non subsidized devices without a contract, and more expensive ones for subsidized and contracted ones. So getting a non subsidized saves money in the long run and doesn't drag any restrictive contracts with it.

I wonder what will happen now, when AT&T plans to swallow T-Mobile which is the only sensible carrier in US. Other carriers are too greedy, and want to feed their customers devices more often, so they don't provide a cheaper option for non subsidized ones.

Edited 2011-03-25 20:20 UTC

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

In Australia (and most other countries) phones can be bought unlocked and used on any carrier.

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