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Submission + - Google introduces programming test for attending GoogleIO (google.com)

X10 writes: "Google announced some time ago that they want only developers to attend their Google IO conference. They hinted at developing a "programming test" that you have to pass before you can register. Now, they have introduced the Input Output machine at the same time they announced that Google IO registration will open on March 27. I take it that registrations will be ordered according to the quality of one's IO machine. Cute idea...."

Submission + - Is Android open source? (google.com)

X10 writes: Everybody is discussing the features of the new Google Nexus One phone, but developers are worried about the future of Android: Google did not provide version 2.1 of the Android SDK which is used on the Nexus to developers prior to releasing the Nexus. Is Google taking Android back to being proprietary rather than OS?

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