Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Mar 2014 14:39 UTC
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Google is the force behind a potential delay in the first tablet to instantly switch between Windows 8.1 and Android 4.X using Intel technology, a fresh report from Asia says. A CNET source backs up this claim.

The original source is DigiTimes, so some salt may be required, but sources confirmed it to Cnet. There's no detail on exactly which steps Google has actually taken, but it's clear this reeks quite strongly of the same illegal and despicable acts Microsoft committed 15 years ago to pressure OEMs into not shipping BeOS.

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Where's the difference?
by franzrogar on Sat 8th Mar 2014 14:55 UTC
franzrogar
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2012-05-17

So, where's the diference between your last statement and the "same illegal and despicable acts" of Apple forbidding to sell their hardware with other OS?

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RE: Where's the difference?
by kwanbis on Sat 8th Mar 2014 15:48 in reply to "Where's the difference?"
kwanbis Member since:
2005-07-06

Because this is not "google's hardware"?

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RE[2]: Where's the difference?
by porcel on Sun 9th Mar 2014 14:15 in reply to "RE: Where's the difference?"
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

You cannot sell Apple software on non-apple hardware as a few companies have learned. I completely disagree with this stance, but let´s be very clear about where things stand right now.

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RE: Where's the difference?
by linux-lover on Sat 8th Mar 2014 15:55 in reply to "Where's the difference?"
linux-lover Member since:
2011-04-25

Apple produces a mobile operating system. Apple does not give the license to use this operating system to third party OEMS. Therefore nobody but Apple is permitted redistribute this operating system.

Google and Microsoft both produce mobile operating systems. Both give licenses to third party OEMS to use their respective operating systems. Thom says one of these operating system vendors trying to impede an OEM from licensing the operating system from the other vendor is "illegal and despicable". This situation is obviously different from the Apple situation.

I do not know how this could be made more clear to you.

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