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Google Responds to Steve Jobs' Android Criticisms

Google Responds to Steve Jobs' Android Criticisms

Posted October 19, 2010 at 11:26am by iClarified · 8905 views
Google has responded to Steve Jobs' criticisms of Android's openness.

VP of Engineering at Google, Andy Rubin, tweeted the following message earlier this morning.

the definition of open: "mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git://android.git.kernel.org/platform/manifest.git ; repo sync ; make"

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Google Responds to Steve Jobs' Android Criticisms
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Hal 9000
Hal 9000 - October 19, 2010 at 1:55pm
Ok, but someone please explain to me how compiling the last Andriod kernel in my PC help me to upgrade my Android 1.6 handset? If i cannot upgrade my non-upgradeable 1.6 handset to Andriod 2.2, it doesn't matter if i can download the kernel in compile it in my PC or if it's "open".
Cretu
Cretu - October 19, 2010 at 11:44am
Isn`t google the company that can remotely delete apps off your phone!?
Nope
Nope - October 19, 2010 at 12:39pm
Apple can. But hasnt do it!!! I have install on my iPhone apps that has been pulled out from AppStore!!! Because I downloaded while they was live!!! Apple remove it from AppStore but NEVER from my iPhone. Please respect other comments.
Sean
Sean - October 19, 2010 at 11:31am
Rubin is right. Andoid is open, IOS is closed (sort of). Isn't this the argument folks have been having since time (Apple time) began?
Tom
Tom - October 19, 2010 at 11:31am
Well congrats to google. I figured they already figured out the Terminal. Anyway, Jobs is right to a degree. Until Google starts to tell the handset providers to unify to one screen size and similar button layouts, it's going to be a pain in the ass for developers.
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