Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2012 17:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is fun. The number one iOS carrier duking it out with the company behind the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Last month, Google's lead for the Android Open Source Project, Jean-Baptiste Queru, more or less blamed carriers (see comments) for Android's upgrade woes. Yesterday, AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson retaliated, blaming Google for the delays. And yes, Google already responded to that, too.
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RE[2]: Maybe Windows 8 will help
by Neolander on Wed 9th May 2012 03:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Maybe Windows 8 will help"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, most of Android phones already have a pretty "secure" boot process, I'd say, so it wouldn't change much on this front ;)

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demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

Well, most of Android phones already have a pretty "secure" boot process, I'd say, so it wouldn't change much on this front ;)


I think what the OP means is that there's not much of a chance of Android running on phones certified for Win8. With the secure boot system in place, there's not much of a chance of anything other than Windows running on these phones. In this way, MS would basically lock you into Windows on your mobile; in the same way as they're trying to do for your computer.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

With the Microsoft hate flying around you're missing Neolander's point.

He meant that if the OEMs need to standardize the ARM architecture due to Windows 8 requirements, that might have a beneficial side effect for Android.

Because then, it might just happen that the same standardized ARM architecture gets used for Android mobiles as well.

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cfgr Member since:
2009-07-18

Yeah, that's what I meant and I admit I missed Neolander's point. I should refrain from posting that late ;)

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