Google’s iron grip on Android

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Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

Well there you go, Google can act like Apple whenever it wants to. Building their proprietary products on top of free/open source software, just like Apple does with the nicest user interface, Cocoa.

While you can’t kill an open source app, you can turn it into abandonware by moving all continuing development to a closed source model. Just about any time Google rebrands an app or releases a new piece of Android onto the Play Store, it’s a sign that the source has been closed and the AOSP [Android Open Source Project] version is dead.

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