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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Google closes Android 3.0 Honeycomb source to prevent use on smartphones

So much for open source.

Google has closed availability of the source code to Android 3.0 Honeycomb, explaining that the tablet-oriented software was not ready for use on smartphones and that the company didn't want outside developers or enthusiasts experimenting with it in unauthorized ways.

Google redefines open source as closed 



via http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20047028-260.html

6 comments:

gamthen said...

That's weak! It seems that tablets aren't going to be as good as regular smartphones, in the sense of user customization.

flyingtoaster0 said...

whaaaat? really? that IS weak!

EmoGoth said...

One of the best parts of Android was that it was open. Hopefully closing the source ends up being for the best.

Alpha said...

I wonder how this will affect their stock.

hoaks2 said...

Lol, so much for open source.

Necroticism said...

Hm, what a shame. If you're with open source, you should stick with the rules.

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