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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frderi
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2011-06-17

Device makers see their phones as devices. In this way Android will never be like say, Debian or Gentoo. Google is just clever enough to make people confuse the one with the other.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

True, sad, but true. What benefits the device owner or end customer is rarely what benifits the manufacturer. It's a relationship where both parties have oposing basic needs.

Still though, if it was actually about benefiting the consumer a unified Android distribution would be far better than an Android fork for each device manufacturer with device specific sub-forks to "differentiate".

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