Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Dec 2011 16:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It all started with Apple/TechCrunch blogger M.G. Siegler making a huge fuss over something he didn't understand, and while that in and of itself isn't particularly interesting, one of the outcomes of this little internet drama is a comment on Google+ (the tenth one) that so perfectly encapsulates just how important Android is for the world that I felt the need to share it with you. It's the holiday season after all.
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marsofearth
Member since:
2009-12-13

Android is more of an open business model than it is an open source project.

Google is the newly rising Microsoft, and Android is its platform.

If there was a revolution, it was certainly not started by Android, but Android is becoming the pronounced evolutionary platform of mobile computing due to an Open business model.

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frderi Member since:
2011-06-17

Exactly. Google's main intent for mobile is to protect their own ad revenue streams. They do that by reducing the business value of systems that sit in between them and the consumer to zero, so that competition is stifled.

One needs to question themselves if its in the best interest of the consumer that an advertizing company builds all your digital devices.

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marsofearth Member since:
2009-12-13

Good point about Google and Ad Revenues.

Android is a platform to saturate a market with 'Google' just as Google has saturated the Web Search Market.

I personally do not mind as long as the consumer feels they are receiving positive value for services/hardware paid, in exchange for added metrics to Google.

If people really want to champion an Open Mobile platform, why not WebOS?

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

One needs to question themselves if its in the best interest of the consumer that an advertizing company builds all your digital devices.


Yes, instead we should trust Apple, the company that's desperately trying to become "Big Content 2.0".

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