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Missing the Point: Android, Linux, and a Standard Ecosystem

Oct 04, 2011, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"I find that a lot of people still miss the point about what Android as an open source project is. I've talked about it in the past, but it seems that there's some holes that I still haven't explained. I was reading an article that talked about Android being the "new Linux" and why it's a bad thing (I suggest reading this article first) and I had a hard time agreeing with majority of what was being argued.

The author of this article seems to not really understand the major differences. He starts by making a connection between the fall of desktop Linux and Android and then goes on to talk about Amazon. But in all honesty, I think he misses the point. The game is very different with Android, and there are some very key factors that will make it's destiny different than Linux and make it a strong standard

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