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Destroy All Androids!

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

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"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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