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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Too much unneeded drama
by porcel on Fri 25th Mar 2011 17:42 UTC
porcel
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2006-01-28

So waiting to release the code until it is fully baked for all kinds of devices rather than the few tablets for which it has been "optimized" is supposed to be some major sin?

I don´t think so. The combination of google phones and google apps has made it possible for millions of business to get off the Windows/Exhange/Office trademill. That alone removes one of the biggest barriers to Linux migrations as Exchange was often cited as a show-stopper.

Now businesses are saving millions of dollars and enjoying really cool phones that deliver great productivity without the pain of having to maintain a huge server infrastructure. And who careso of gmail isn´t open source? You can download and backup your email just like you can download and backup your calendars. Without lock-in Google has to and competes on merit and quality of service.

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