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

Well, here's the thing it was much cheaper for me to do a subsidised plan on att than a non subsidised plan on t-mobile.

Android phones are now on every carrier. Having only one phone that only works on one carrier, just puts nokia in a really bad spot. Allowing users to choose the service they use for your phones is a much better business strategy.


Side note: the N900 isn't offered any more on nokia's USA website. Its only offers symbian based phones now.

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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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