Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 19:15 UTC
Google "We know what Nexus means now. There can no longer be any doubt: a Nexus device is about openness first and foremost. That does not mean Google won't make compromises with the Nexus program. It simply means that Google will only make compromises when it comes to increasing openness. Why? Because Google benefits from open devices as much, or more than you do. Last year the technology sphere was busily discussing whether or not the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was a 'true' Nexus device. This year we have an answer: a Nexus controlled by a carrier is no Nexus. Rather than get in bed with Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T to produce an LTE version of the Nexus 4, we have HSPA+ only. Even the new Nexus 7 with mobile data is limited to this enhanced 3G standard." Interesting take on the whole thing - reeks a bit of finding a reason for a feature deficiency, but it does fit into the available facts.
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RE: Comment by shmerl
by demosthenese on Tue 30th Oct 2012 21:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
demosthenese
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2011-02-01

"I guess openness doesn't include GPU drivers and etc. which are required to run conventional Linux (i.e. non Android) on those devices."

This may interest you:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 30th Oct 2012 22:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

How does it work exactly? Where did they get glibc based drivers?

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