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Is the Android truly open source?

May 05, 2010, 18:47 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Point is, from a software (app) developer standpoint, the platform is open source. But that's once it's already installed on a handset. And after talking to a friend who's a sometime app developer the other day, I realize it's far easier to get an app approved for Android than for the iPhone. But from the pre-phone side of things - you know, the part where the actual Android software is developed before being loaded onto handsets - Google has a very tight hold, despite the Apache 2 license."

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