Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:39 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google is growing increasingly concerned with Samsung's dominance of the Android - and smartphone - landscape. Supposedly, the topic is being openly discussed at Google, and as far as I'm concerned, that's great news.
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RE[3]: About Android forking
by steve_s on Wed 27th Feb 2013 09:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: About Android forking"
steve_s
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2006-01-16

Java is largely irrelevant.

Yes, Android apps are written in Java, however they also make extensive use of Android APIs and are completely reliant upon them.

An app written for Android cannot be easily ported to another OS that uses Java because the Android APIs are not available.

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