Google's clopen-source Android faces $7.4 billion EU fine |
EU finally gets a clue The probe centres on the use of exclusive contracts which enable phone firms to run Google's own apps and not necessarily on demands they bundle in a complete set of Google apps such as Search, Maps and Gmail and its Google Play app store on phones. -EU antitrust Chief, Margrethe Vestager Let's get this part straight: Just because you release the source code for a project, doesn't make that project, 'open'...ok Schnookums? Android was an open source project once...back when it belonged to Android INC. and now-exiled Andy Rubin (Androids baby-daddy) had dreams and aspirations of making a mobile operating system for the masses. But that was a long time, and a ****-load of advertising revenue ago. I don't know the real reason Andy isn't a part of the Android project anymore. Perhaps only he knows. I would like to think he found his testicles and let Schmidt, Page and Brin know just how bad Google screwed up the deployment of a great mobile operating system.