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The Irresistible Rise of Android

Nov 07, 2012, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Moody)

Android sales now represent around 75% of the global smartphone market. great. However, it isn't pure good news for open source. Although the rise of Android is a wonderful proof of the power of free software in general, and Linux in particular, it's troubling that the upper layers of Android remain proprietary. That means that Android users are not experiencing the full benefit of free software, but that Linux is simply a way of getting them to use closed source apps.

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