NX1 rumors

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Re: NX1 rumors
In reply to Cigarguy, 7 months ago

Android is open source - although the reference implementation is 'controlled' by Google, companies are free to fork it and develop their own flavours, like Amazon has done on the Kindle, or create an entirely new distribution. There will still be vast numbers of apps which will still be compatible.

In any event, it's hugely in the interests of Google to keep Samsung on board with Android, since the latter have become practically synonymous with Android phones. Rather than Samsung being restricted by Google, the danger is someone else can come along with a better version of Android that  eats into their relevance and threatens their position in the mobile space. Given this threat, they are trying to control the open source as much as possible and are walking a fine line:

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/googles-iron-grip-on-android-controlling-open-source-by-any-means-necessary/

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