Is Android becoming a Tower of Babel?
May 06, 2010, 18:48 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Some of the blame is being placed on Google. The Open Handset
Alliance is controlled by Google, whose employees are
micro-managing the code base, it's alleged.
"Some of the blame is also being placed on manufacturers, with
HTC, Samsung and Sony-Ericsson all producing custom features they
don't contribute back, it is said.
"Vision Mobile says Android's claim to be open source is a
fraud, and that its success is really driven by Qualcomm's desire
to sell chips, or the desire of network operators and manufacturers
to avoid Apple's tighter controls."