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Why Microsoft Loves/Hates Google's Android

Nov 29, 2007, 23:30 (7 Talkback[s])

Application Platform Strategies Blog: Why Microsoft Loves Google's Android

"You won't hear Microsoft say this out loud, but secretly they are celebrating Google's contribution of the Android mobile phone platform to the Open Handset Alliance--at least they aught to be. Android is perhaps the best thing to happen to Microsoft since they won the browser wars in the 1990's. And given Verizon's announcement yesterday that they will be opening up their network to any device and operating system that meets a 'minimum technical standard' it seems that Android may have legs even if Google doesn't secure the 700 MHz spectrum..."

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ZDNet: Why Microsoft Hates Google's Android

"Monson-Haefel, who proclaims himself 'one of the world's leading authorities on Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs),' served on the JCP Executive Committee which oversees Java specifications. Perhaps with this background, he feels he's doing Sun and the JCP a favor by attacking Android, but he's not. In fact, he has managed to get things twisted around so badly I felt compelled to write this rebuttal. I hardly know where to begin..."

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