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Destroy All Androids!

Nov 09, 2007, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rubert Goodwins)

"At least, that seems to be the reaction of those in the mobile phone industry, few of whom have nice things to say about the Google-powered initiative to get a common Linux platform into the pockets of the populace.

"And the criticisms are reasonable. There have been lots of Linux initiatives in the past; none has prevailed. If the upper layers of Android aren't properly open--you can keep your secrets while using other people's code--then who'll play? What about support? Why launch without so much as a demo? Those who are closest to existing mobile Linux projects are among the most disparaging, while Symbian is putting on a fine show of not being impressed..."

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