Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2011 21:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ever since Honeycomb's release, Android has had two versions out in the wild (well, if you disregard the non-current versions, that is). The next major Android release, Ice Cream Sandwich, is supposed to fix this problem by having one single version of Android for both phones and tablets. Google now has a blog post up which presents some options for developers to prepare their applications for Ice Cream Sandwich.
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I'm fine with this.
by jboss1995 on Wed 21st Sep 2011 14:08 UTC
jboss1995
Member since:
2007-05-02

You don't see apple releasing a open version of iOS and Microsoft releasing a open version of windows. So I'm fine with Google keeping some of there code closed. AT least they support the opensource. Yes i know about Darwin and MS releasing some code but nothing compared to what Google has done for the opensource community.

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RE: I'm fine with this.
by TechGeek on Wed 21st Sep 2011 17:45 in reply to "I'm fine with this."
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

The thing I like about them open sourcing it is that the 3rd party gui makers are doing excellent work. Cyanogenmod is awesome, but needs the OS to be open source to work. I have already decided I will buy a Transformer 2 IF and ONLY IF the next version of Android is open sourced. Otherwise I will buy something I can load a full Linux distro on. (which may be a transformer, havent looked into that option yet)

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RE: I'm fine with this.
by dagw on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 13:09 in reply to "I'm fine with this."
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

You don't see apple releasing a open version of iOS and Microsoft releasing a open version of windows.

You don't see Apple and MS harping on about how open their OS is and making it a key part of their advertising.

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