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Google insists it will remain open source player

Apr 26, 2011, 04:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"'Recently, there's been a lot of misinformation in the press about Android and Google's role in supporting the ecosystem. I'm writing in the spirit of transparency and in an attempt to set the record straight,' wrote Andy Rubin, vice president of engineering at Google, in a blog earlier this month.

"'Our approach remains unchanged: there are no lock-downs or restrictions against customizing UIs. There are not, and never have been, any efforts to standardize the platform on any single chipset architecture.

"Google will release its Android 3.0 code to the open source community when it's ready.

"It's good news that Google reacted so negatively to questions about its open source commitment. If the company had been silent... now that would have been concerning."

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