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iPhones Are More Open Than Androids
Why Android OS is not really Open Source It's surprising to hear that Apple's closed iOS is more open than the open source Android OS.…
Why Android OS is not really Open Source
It's surprising to hear that Apple's closed iOS is more open than the open source Android OS. But TechCrunch's MG Siegler makes a compelling case for why this might be true.
The thought of a truly open mobile operating system is very appealing. The problem is that in practice, that’s just simply not the reality of the situation. Maybe if Google had their way, the system would be truly open. But they don’t. Sadly, they have to deal with a very big roadblock: the carriers.
The result of this unfortunate situation is that the so-called open system is quickly revealing itself to be anything but. Further, we’re starting to see that in some cases the carriers may actually be able to exploit this “openness” to create a closed system that may leave you crying for Apple’s closed system — at least theirs looks good and behaves as expected.
Read the rest at TechCrunch: Android Is As Open As The Clenched Fist I’d Like To Punch The Carriers With