On Google and Openness

Dan Frommer at CNN Tech:

“Despite all the talk about Android being “open,” there are even some things that Google’s huge Android partners can’t change.

For example, when Motorola wanted to swap out Google’s built-in location services on its Android phones for a competing service from a startup called Skyhook Wireless, Google effectively forced them to stop, according to a lawsuit that Skyhook filed against Google.

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