Free is too expensive (Economist)
Posted Apr 1, 2012 8:09 UTC (Sun) by khim
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Android was designed for its own sake only, so you see the result - totally incompatible graphical stack
Correction: Android was developed for app developers, not for “it's own sake only”. They used Linux as HAL and explicitly excluded all the userspace components (except few which they used to save development cost).
And there is real danger that the story will repeat itself on desktop if people leave it to Google.
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