[Android] Converting a brick into a phone

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Thu Dec 11 14:44:22 CET 2008

Didier Raboud wrote:
> arne anka wrote:
>> the facts known about google's remote control of the android g1
>> (privately
>> owned devoces, mind you!) are absolutely horrible, and i don't want to
>> support any effort in that way.
> +1 from me too.
> Don't use Big Evil Google !

I don't want them having my data, it's true, I don't use their services
(other than search) because I don't believe in giving control to third

However, in this case, they have provided an open source mobile phone
operating environment that is responsive, pretty and provides a hardware
agnostic application environment. With a little bit of market penetration
(and there are already many vendors looking with phones in the works) a
software community far wider than a single device could spring up.

And with it being OSS I can make sure the version I run is not subject to
any google control.

I agree that google are currently in a moral grey area, (and outright wrong
about controlling people's phones) but I don't think android should be
dismissed for this.
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