Android loses more ‘open’ cred as Google fights fragmentation

By on March 31, 2011 at 8:27 AM.

Android loses more ‘open’ cred as Google fights fragmentation

According to a report filed by Bloomberg Businessweek, Google is beginning to shorten the proverbial leash that Android licensees are currently attached to. Citing “dozens” of industry executives working at “key companies in the Android ecosystem,” the publication writes that Google will need to approve the future Android-plans of its software partners in exchange for early access to upcoming builds of the mobile operating system. “There will be no more willy-nilly tweaks to the software,” reads the report. “No more partnerships formed outside of Google’s purview.” More →

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Sony Ericsson to drop Symbian from handset lineup

By on September 24, 2010 at 6:40 PM.

Sony Ericsson to drop Symbian from handset lineup

Sony Ericsson spokesperson, Aldo Liguori, spoke with Buisnessweek and revealed the handset makers plans — or lack thereof — for Nokia’s Symbian mobile operating system. “We have no plans for the time being to develop any new products to the Symbian Foundation standard or operating system,” said Mr. Liguori . The remarks come on the heels of a statement by SE’s Chief Creation Officer, Rikko Sakaguchi, which explained that the company had made a “significant shift to support Android.” Sony Ericsson did indicate that that they would retain their membership in the Symbian Foundation, despite the absence of the OS from their handset pipeline. More →

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