November 10, 2008

Android: Not So Open After All?

Earlier this week, hackers found a way to gain root access to the Android operating system of the HTC G1. Root access allows users to install unauthorized applications. Google caught wind of it, and pulled a move eerily similar to what Apple has done in the past with the iPhone. Google issued an over-the-air firmware update that buttoned Android back up.

Link: informationweek.com

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