1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Interesting CNN article on Android's Open Operating System

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by khsjsilver, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. khsjsilver

    khsjsilver Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    63
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010

    Aug 6, 2010
    63
    2
    16

    Advertisement

  2. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,773
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010

    Jan 5, 2010
    1,773
    108
    143
    Male
    Software Engineer
    Central NY
    true :( as long as we have root, it's all good though :)
     
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,343
    Posts:
    22,479
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010

  4. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    2,442
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010

    Jun 15, 2010
    2,442
    200
    143
    CNN?
    Surely Apple fanboys.
    Haven't watched CNN in about 10 years.
     
  5. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,773
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010

    Jan 5, 2010
    1,773
    108
    143
    Male
    Software Engineer
    Central NY
    I get good news on Twitter before it hits CNN lol
     
  6. dmevis

    dmevis Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    21
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010

    Jul 16, 2010
    21
    0
    15
    Android is well on its way to being as "closed" as the iPhone. It is not being closed by Google, it is being closed by the Carriers and Manufacturers. Both the Carriers and Manufacturers are working hard to ensure that you can not change the phone from the way they dictate that you use it. They will continue to make it harder and harder to gain Root. Without Root, the Android is just as closed as the iPhone.
     
  7. gr33nd3vil

    gr33nd3vil Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    41
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010


    I feel this statement is false. No one, I mean no one can make something unrootable, or tweakable. It's not realalistic. There is always and will always be someone or some group that finds a way to work around it.

    the iPhone is semi crippled, depending how you look at it, as there is ways to jail break it, and such.

    Just like the Droid can be rooted.

    And the blackberry has it's Hyrbid OS's.

    Most people choose rooted for better performance and battery life.
     
  8. superdesi

    superdesi Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    364
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009

    Dec 7, 2009
    364
    2
    56
    I kno I shud b using the forum search for this buuuuuut.....does rooting break your ToS with verizon?
     
  9. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,922
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    It voids your warranty if they check it, which they very rarely do
     
  10. sund0wn

    sund0wn Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    775
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010

    Aug 10, 2010
    775
    175
    93
    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    correct me if i'm wrong, but "open source" doesnt mean every android device has r/w system folders, unlocked bootloaders, etc. i think people confuse the term.
    open source means the source code is readily available for anyone to make their own device. cell phones are a new frontier for open source OS. it isnt fair to compare phones to computers. the manufacturers are simply trying to protect themselves. sure, maybe they are making mistakes, but this whole thing is rather new, and they are simply trying to protect their bottom line.
    android source code is readily available, and anyone can make applications, and we can get apps from anywhere. that is what open source is all about.

    do i want devices with unlocked bootloaders and superuser access? of course. but, the fact that a manufacturer can make a device with android and lock it down, and set it up however they want, is exactly what open source is all about.

    if you all want devices that arent locked down, and come pre-rooted, then you should also be prepared to pay $500+, and not expect the carriers to support them nearly as much. if you brick the device, too bad. i would actually support this, but it's not good for the average phone user. i may not be completely happy with the way things are, but i can't say i dont understant it.
     
  11. sund0wn

    sund0wn Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    775
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010

    Aug 10, 2010
    775
    175
    93
    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    this isnt true at all. on the iphone, the only place you can get apps is the app store (unless you jailbreak, in which case, you then only get app store and cydia). and, it is really hard to get an app into the app store. anyone can put an app in the market. also, look how many manufacturers have android phones. how many manufacturers have iOS? that is the difference between open and closed source. it has nothing to do with bootloaders or superuser access.
     
  12. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,922
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009

    Dec 31, 2009
    3,922
    439
    183
    Male
    Sales Specialist/Wireless Consultant
    Tennessee
    I totally agree with you sundOwn. Google's job isn't making phones. Google provides the OS, which is as open as open can be. They release the source code for any and everybody to see and use. they allow the developers free reign to use it as they please to make applications. The market is completely open. Only when something is deemed totally inappropriate or harmful will it be taken down. Google holds their end of open source up. They can't be held responsible to the fact that once mfgs. get the OS they lock it down.

    basically:
    Google/Android = OPEN
    MFG./Carriers = Nazi

    lol
     
  13. sund0wn

    sund0wn Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    775
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010

    Aug 10, 2010
    775
    175
    93
    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    and to add to that, it's our job as the consumer to have a loud enough voice to let them know what we want. we're never going to see every phone come to market unlocked and rooted.
    but, if we can find a way to make our voice heard, maybe we'll see some nice pieces of hardware, that we can do with what we please. i, for one, will not be buying another phone with eFuse.

    just as enough people screamed loudly about IE being locked on to windows. now it's removable. we need to do the same with encrypted bootloaders and bloat. i'm not holding my breath, but we still need to band together and try. i know we are a small community, but we're growing every day, and that's all the more reason to band together.
     
  14. nj02vette

    nj02vette Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    2,346
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010

    Jul 9, 2010
    2,346
    2,034
    313
    Male
    Marlton, NJ
    CNN has apple shoved so far up it's rectum that it can taste the seeds.

    Are they even a viable news source anymore?
     
  15. Jim Dawson

    Jim Dawson Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    194
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009

    Nov 27, 2009
    194
    9
    36
    East Alton, IL
    No, and they haven't been for years.
     
  16. cbaty08

    cbaty08 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    94
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010

    Sep 17, 2010
    94
    6
    16
    I can agree that every news outlet has an objective... but I do think that CNN is one of the more reputable broadcasts that are up to date with everything.

    I am going to miss Rick Sanchez now though... oh well.

    FWIW I hold quite a few of the reporters with mucho respect. Sanjay Gupta, Anderson Cooper, and a many many others are great reporters and good people.
     
  17. aohus

    aohus Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    165
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010

    Aug 27, 2010
    165
    26
    43
    Letting people know that ATK's are bad
    the true source of the article is BusinessInsider.com they are a known apple enthusiast website. in essence, the bloggers are bought and paid for.

    just look at their website and its all pro apple blog posts.

    its the same thing as a foxnews article bashing the obama administration.
     
  18. Sketchr

    Sketchr Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    411
    Joined:
    May 28, 2010

    May 28, 2010
    411
    141
    68
    Male
    which is similar to msnbc getting wood over the obama admin :D
     
  19. eraursls1984

    eraursls1984 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    800
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010

    Sep 7, 2010
    800
    76
    78
    FL
    But thats ok because it's the same as their views. Fox news, although I don't like them or the others I'm going to name, uses exaggeration and lies much less than msnbc, cbs, nbc and cnn but a lot of people don't question them because it's what they want to hear.
     

Share This Page

Loading...