Android It is sold to us as an open source system, but in this article we will analyze if this is true of this and to what extent we can believe it. As we all must know, Android is Google's operating system for mobile devices. Android has a Linux kernel and therefore its core is free software, in addition to many of the technologies it incorporates.
But all the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) is it open? The answer is NO, and now I develop it. Android is not totally open source, thinking that it is an open-source project is a big mistake. An incident that occurred this week has cleared up any doubts or suspicions and confirmed this news. Many of you may have been left with your mouth open, but that's the way it is. The truth is that Jean-Baptiste Queru, head of AOSP has resigned from his position for judging this issue. Queru has given the Nexus as an example and has reported that the system cannot be started without part of the code provided by Qualcomm, which is private. Nor can you start the main screen without the closed code that GPU manufacturers provide with their drivers. But not only that, Microsoft has also made money with many of the patents included in Android devices.
Google and its partners device manufacturers With this system they share close relationships for development and Android integrates many closed third-party technologies. The proprietary technologies they do not provide their code and therefore are not free. So clearing all kinds of doubts and as a conclusion, I ask the question again: Is it open source? The final answer is IN PART, parts like the kernel and other libraries and elements YES, some drivers and parts of code provided by manufacturers NO.
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Source - eWeek
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Damn, the child had to drown so that many people could realize the existence of the well, I can't believe it xD. Too bad no one works TT to create replacements for those drivers, I have been about to install should on my smartphone, but thanks to those drivers ¬ ¬ and some applications that are necessary to use telephony I can not. Cannonical is with its portable ubuntu but cannonical no longer pleases me ¬ ¬ many parts of its code are not released (ubuntu) the last option for mobile is firefox but TT is obvious who finances mozilla uu and the interests behind it. There may never be a truly free operating system for mobile devices xx
and who cares if he's free or not
TO US LUIS TO US THOSE WHO ARE IN THE SOFTWARE LUIS THOSE WHO ARE IN THE SOFTWARE
AND TO THE CUSTOMERS WHO ASK US FOR SOLUTIONS WHEN THESE MISERABLE CORPORATIONS EXTORTION THEM.