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Comment Re:distributing the private API key (Score 1) 262

Actually, the Firefox name and icon are trademarks of Mozilla. They are openly available, but you do not have rights to distribute non-official builds of Firefox carrying the trademark name and logo without permission from Mozilla. This is compatible with the GPL because (IANAL) the GPL does not care about trademarks, only copyright.

Comment Re:I downloaded Chromium a few days ago (Score 1) 319

They are working on multi-process support which should get you exactly what you're looking for. The project is called Electrolysis. The first step will be that plugins (Flash, Java, etc) will be in separate processes, which will be added in a 3.6 security update supposedly.

Comment Re:Provider dependent? (Score 1) 300

And if you turn off the phone and use GPS, I assume there won't be any roaming charges since your phone is talking to the GPS satellite?

That's correct. Though it's not "talking" to the satellite - GPS is one-directional. It only receives signals from the GPS satellites and processes them.

As for the provider locking it - I doubt it. It's theoretically possible, I guess (the same way they could theoretically disable e.g. your camera unless you pay them a monthly fee, assuming the phone is running custom firmware supplied by the provider), but I really don't see why they would. The feature doesn't depend on anything network-specific, and you can use it entirely offline. (Disclaimer, however: I live in Europe and have only used unlocked phones, so I can't really speak for the situation in North America)

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