Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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RE[6]: Pirates of Silicon Valley
by JAlexoid on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 16:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Pirates of Silicon Valley"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Sources for the chipsets of the specific phones aren't included, thus, the source code is useless to upgrade your phone.

Because they are released separately by the manufacturers...

And if you're referring baseband, then I just have to point out that it's illegal to mess with the baseband in most countries. Enabling illegal activity is also illegal.

On how many present day phones will ICS work? Zero.

Zero? That's an overstatement. Phones without a GPU will definitely not get ICS, but zero?

For me, this is not the spirit and intention of GPL.

Why did you mention GPL? GPL demands are very clear and strict. The whole spirit in embodied in the text.

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pgeorgi Member since:
2010-02-18

"On how many present day phones will ICS work? Zero.

Phones without a GPU will definitely not get ICS, but zero?
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I think it's safe to say that every phone with Android on it has a GPU - including acceleration features.

It's the Android architecture so far that wasn't ready to make use of that.

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