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Why Nexus One is bad for Linux

Jan 07, 2010, 13:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"With all the hype surrounding the launch of Google's Nexus one 'super phone' yesterday was one of the biggest Linux phone releases ever - or was it?

"Google's Android sits on top of Linux, but it's my view that Nexus One is not necessarily a good thing for the mobile Linux community.

"Remember back three or four years ago - before Android - and there was a lot of talk from various groups LiPS, LiMO and vendors like Motorola about Linux phones. The promise then was a truly open ecosystem where Linux was the base that would help to make phones easier to build and faster to develop applications."

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