Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Dec 2011 19:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Heck yes. This is one fine way to toast the weekend, ain't it? HP has just announced it's going to release webOS under an open source license. While the company will cease making hardware for the platform for now, it will continue development on it together with the open source community. Hey Access, you listening? Update: More good news: HP's CEO just told The Verge that HP will be putting webOS on hardware after all - tablets!
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RE[3]: Thank god
by WorknMan on Fri 9th Dec 2011 21:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Thank god"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Your point is well taken, but Google could achieve the same results simply by using their Android trademark as the stick.


Yeah, but the point is that they're not doing that, at least not as much as they should.

On the other hand, even when somebody like Amazon releases a device that doesn't contain the Android name, doesn't have the Android market, contains none of the Google apps, and doesn't even look like Android, the idiotic press still calls it an Android tablet, just because it has Android underneath. This certainly does not help the situation.

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RE[4]: Thank god
by curio on Fri 9th Dec 2011 21:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Thank god"
curio Member since:
2010-05-03

So true, but if Google started enforcing their trademark's use, people would be infringing on their trademark by referring to Android within the context of Amazon's fork. Hence, they would more accurately need to cite the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) as Amazon Fire's core OS.

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