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There Is No Such Thing as Android, Only Android-Compatible

Dec 31, 2011, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The real beauty of open source software isn't that it's free; it's that it's free to change. Developers can tinker with it, strip it down or build it out, depending on their wants and needs.

In the case of Google's Android, this increasingly means that we don't have one Android operating system. Instead, we have a family of different Android forks and flavors. Even to call Android 'fragmented' assumes that it was or ought to be unified and singular from the beginning. It makes more sense to start talking about "Android-compatible" devices, rather than Android.

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