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Why Android will never be closed source

Feb 16, 2012, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

Businesses like Google (and Facebook and Yahoo and any other content-driven venture) have built empires on one really simple idea: let others do as much work as they can. For Google, every search result correction, every contribution to Google Plus, and every tweak on Google services is a way to improve their product line with minimal impact on their bottom line.

Opening and giving away Android to any device vendor who wants to use the mobile operating system is just an extension of that strategy.

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