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Submission + - Google goes full Microsoft (nasdaq.com)

larry bagina writes: Don't be evil? rumor has it that Google threatened to kill Acer's Android licensing if they released a smartphone running Aliyun, a Chinese, Linux based smartphone OS that's binary compatible with Android.
Android

Submission + - Motorola announces 4th quarter earnings (paidcontent.org)

larry bagina writes: Look out, Apple! Motorola sold^Hshipped 5.3 million Android phones and 200,000 Xooms last quarter. Numbers like that are probably why Google is paying $12 billion to buy them up. It's also why Apple should probably throw in the towel in iOS and focus on Macs.
Android

Submission + - Definition of "Open" changed (parislemon.com)

larry bagina writes: the definition of open: “mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git://android.git.kernel.org/platform/manifest.git ; repo sync ; make”

So said Andy Rubin. But for some unexplained reason, that famous tweet has been deleted. Gone. As if that never was the definition of "open" at all.

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