Destroy All Androids!

“At least, that seems to be the reaction of those in the mobile
phone industry, few of whom have nice things to say about the
Google-powered initiative to get a common Linux platform into the
pockets of the populace.

“And the criticisms are reasonable. There have been lots of
Linux initiatives in the past; none has prevailed. If the upper
layers of Android aren’t properly open–you can keep your secrets
while using other people’s code–then who’ll play? What about
support? Why launch without so much as a demo? Those who are
closest to existing mobile Linux projects are among the most
disparaging, while Symbian is putting on a fine show of not being

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