Is Google’s grip on Android too tight?

Guess what: another podcast is coming! And it’s going to be a corker, with a special extra presenter. While we get ready for it, we’d love to hear your opinions for our (now surely internet famous) Voice of the Masses section.

Many of us champion Android as an example of Linux’s success: it’s the dominant mobile operating system, it’s open source, and anyone can use it. Or can they? Ars Technica has an interesting editorial looking at how Google handles its stewardship of Android.

After you’ve read it, let us know what you think. Is Google being too controlling, by making it hard to fork Android? Or is the company acting in the best interests of its users, by tring to avoid fragmentation problems?


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