Android and the Great Openness Debate

April 7, 2011 No Comments

Fragmentation has long been a criticism of Google’s Android mobile platform, but until recently, its reputation for openness had been relatively undisputed.

Of course, it’s not hard to be seen as open when your principal competition comes from Cupertino. On the other hand, recent decisions in the Googleplex are making that distinction less and less clear.

The company’s recent announcement that it would delay the distribution of its Honeycomb source code to outside programmers, most notably, has tarnished Android’s “open” image in more than a few eyes.

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