Linked by David Adams on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 23:03 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless What happens when that "new gadget smell" wears off, though? The honeymoon effect with your new, heavily-discounted device wears off and you're left with a tablet that isn't likely to get any better than it is right now unless you do something yourself. The Preware community already has a nice collection of things you can do to play with any WebOS device, but even that has its limits. So, what are you to do with that shiny new tablet? Well, eventually, you'll be able to put Android on it.
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gerg
Member since:
2011-03-16

Their efforts were being undermined by some tablet manufacturers. What was originally pushed out for a subset of manufacturers was low quality code hastily put together to have an iPad answer. It was never intended for public consumption.

Basically its market demands meets development demands and they didn't want some of the non-official tablet manufactures leveraging the code as they were afraid it would damage the Android brand.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Basically its market demands meets development demands and they didn't want some of the non-official tablet manufactures leveraging the code as they were afraid it would damage the Android brand.


Which is why they should actually put together a strong trademark policy instead of keeping the code closed ;)

On the other hand, I think they're probably trying to give their handset device makers an edge over the "no-names" by giving them the early-bird access to new versions of Android.

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KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

Which is why they should actually put together a strong trademark policy instead of keeping the code closed ;)


I'm sure that would protect them from shennanigans like this: http://www.shanzai.com/index.php/news-a-articles/tablets-a-gadgets/...
;)

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