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Cellphones Google Open Source Operating Systems

Will Android Flavors Spoil the Platform? 405

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the kajillion-dollar-question dept.
rsmiller510 writes "Open source operating systems have a lot of upsides, but when you give cell phone makers and providers the power to customize the phones to whatever degree they like, it could end up confusing consumers and watering down the Android label."
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Will Android Flavors Spoil the Platform?

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  • by DragonWriter (970822) on Wednesday September 15, 2010 @01:03PM (#33589342)

    Choice isn't a bad thing. Too much choice is.

    Right. Which is why the huge plethora of choices available in DOS-(and later Windows-)based PCs resulted in the DOS/Windows PC offerings failing to succeed in the market against the more focussed offerings from Apple, resulting in DOS/Windows becoming a niche market while there is an Apple computer on almost every desk in most enterprises.

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.

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