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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

Is this Android "mutiny" happening at Sony, Intel, somewhere else?
By Tim Conneally

Recently, an article ran in the MIT Technology Review blog, in which Skyhook Wireless CEO Ted Morgan said "a lot of companies" are forking Android; that "nobody wants to just be a manufacturer for Google," and that a major non-Google Android device is coming out later this year.

The headline claimed Android manufacturers are "mutinying."

Skyhook Wireless is known for developing a software-only location system based on Wi-Fi positioning, GPS and cell tower triangulation. The article is somewhat vague, but says:

"[Unnamed manufacturers] are tired of making commodity devices that are merely vehicles for Google's Android OS, each indistinguishable from the other because of Google's rules about how Android can be implemented?The only thing keeping them tied to Google has been, up to now, the desire to be part of the official lineup of Android devices."

Morgan's statements warrant a closer look

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