Google's 'open platform': How open is Android, really?
The secret's out: Google's "open platform" Android operating system is probably not as open as we thought.
An open platform software system allows outside entities, such as vendors, to shape and change software features and functions as they see fit. The changes can be in the form of commercial add-ons or open-sourced materials. Until recently, Google's public believed that Android manufacturers were free to manipulate the Android operating system as they wished. Granted, Android continued to