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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dsmogor
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2005-09-01

That boils down to the Android trademark and logo usage licensing.
If these devices couldn't be advertised and sold as providing Android (tm) experience then the brand damage could be kept in check.

E.g. google could publish minimal HW requirements for devices that entail Andoid logo.

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