[kwlug-disc] Google purchases Motorola (Mobile)?

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Sat Aug 20 12:58:47 EDT 2011


On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 10:13:14AM -0400, Glenn Henshaw wrote:
>   From what I recall, key portions of Android that are needed for phones are closed source. I think that they took the model from Apple and Darwin (BSD based) where parts like the audio manager are missing.

There are open source builds of android (cyanogenmod in particular) that
are fully functional on and as phones. They did get hit with a copyright 
threat from google, but that was for distributing closed-source apps 
(gmail, etc).

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Chris Irwin
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