Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th May 2013 23:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Last week our HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 head-to-head concluded that Samsung no longer makes the best Android phone. But after developments this week, I wonder whether Google wants Samsung to continue making Android phones at all." Yup.
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by darknexus on Mon 13th May 2013 00:35 UTC
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In five years, there won't be Android as we know it. Given the way it's fragmenting, we'll have GoogleOS, SamsungOS, HTC/OS, etc. As for Google trying to stop Samsung from making Android phones... well, good luck with that, Google. They made it open source, now they're stuck with the consequences and the prime consequence is that they have no power to force Samsung to stop using their code. They could limit or cut off the Google apps, of course, but if they do that they only accelerate the fragmentation and the ultimate end of a cohesive Android platform as we know it.

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