How Google Is 'Closed', Just Like Apple
Oct 28, 2010, 15:32 (11 Talkback[s])
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"A war of words between the CEOs of Google and Apple
makes for great headlines, but does little to illuminate reality.
"Google says its Android OS is "open," while Apple's iOS
platform is "closed." Apple, on the other hand, claims Android is
"fragmented," while iOS is "integrated."
"They're both right about Apple, at least with their respective
spins, but wrong about Google. Google, in fact, is at least as
"closed" as Apple. I'll tell you why below.
"But first, let's take a quick look at the spat.
"He Said, He Said"