Ubuntu on the Nexus 7
Posted Nov 28, 2012 22:48 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Ubuntu on the Nexus 7
Parent article: Ubuntu on the Nexus 7
Are you sure you don't come from some parallel universe? On my Earth most buyers are not even ready to do the first baby step in the fight for "for peoples' freedom" and stop buying phones from carriers (at least in most affluent countries: somehow people in dirt poor and oppressed countries value their individual freedom more and buy unlocked phones).
This means that people are not really customers as far as phones are concerned: carriers are.
If people are not ready to do such an obvious first step in the fight for freedom with obvious costs and gains then what hope is there for more vague things like "acceptable terms for their hardware drivers"?
Remember that Openmoko was announced year before Android. Heck, first hardware for Openmoko was released before Android's announce! But carriers refused to buy it and as was noted above end users refuse to become customers for the mobile phones thus it's fate was obvious from the very beginning.
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