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How Google Is 'Closed', Just Like Apple

Oct 28, 2010, 15:32 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Elgan)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"A war of words between the CEOs of Google and Apple makes for great headlines, but does little to illuminate reality.

"Google says its Android OS is "open," while Apple's iOS platform is "closed." Apple, on the other hand, claims Android is "fragmented," while iOS is "integrated."

"They're both right about Apple, at least with their respective spins, but wrong about Google. Google, in fact, is at least as "closed" as Apple. I'll tell you why below.

"But first, let's take a quick look at the spat.

"He Said, He Said"

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