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Is Android Really Open Source?

Aug 09, 2013, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Google's Android mobile operating system has emerged to become a dominant force in the smartphone landscape. Sitting at the core of Android is Linux as well as a long list of open-source technologies. Many people mistakenly think that Android itself is all open source, but the harsh reality is that from a usable handset perspective, it's not always open source and an incident this week proved that fact beyond any shadow of a doubt.

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