Google Phone is coming...

Joe Friedrichsen pengi.films at
Sat Aug 4 18:09:51 CEST 2007

On 8/4/07, Jeremy G <atrus123 at> wrote:
> On 8/4/07, Harrison Metzger <harrisonmetz at> wrote:
> > Why doesn't Google join Openmoko/Neo?
> Google has too many closed-source applications to fit with the
> completely open nature of OpenMoko, and likely, they intend to use
> their phone as an avenue to promote their applications, closed and
> open alike.

Well, yes and no. Why couldn't they order units and flash whatever
they want on them? That's what the Neo //is// about. Sure, it wouldn't
be very considerate to close everything afterward, but it's certainly
feasible, if only FIC could make as many phones as Google would order.
Along those lines, if any other company was watching this developer
release (and the many stumbles), they'd know to stay away from FIC
until they had their supply chains and order process more robust and


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