October 20, 2011

Is It Okay for Android to Be "Almost" Open Source?

This week marked the arrival of the "Ice Cream Sandwich" latest version of the Android mobile operating system on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, which looks great and is getting great reviews. However, the arrival of the latest version of Android on the phone without a full release of the open source code is raising alarm bells. These alarm bells are familiar ones, of course, as we've covered many times. Google already responded to criticisms related to it releasing the Honeycomb version of Android to select tablet device makers before releasing the open code. Now, some are crying foul about the selective moves that Google seems to be making with Ice Cream Sandwich.

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