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For Consumers, Android Is More 'Clopen' Than Open

Jan 03, 2012, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Imagine if when Windows 7 came out, it was only offered on only one particular Dell computer. It was also uncertain when or if other computers, including those made by Dell, would ever be able to upgrade to it. Welcome to the 'clopen' world of Android.

Google has made much of Android being "open" for use by anyone and thus potentially better than the "closed" system of the Apple iOS world. But "clopen" would be a better way to describe Android, as some have, because it's both closed and open at the same time.

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