Android Maybe Not As Open As You Might Think

As my ancient (14 months old!) Blackberry continues it inevitable path toward obsolescence, I've been looking pretty hard at some flavor of Android as the eventual replacement. I'm a pretty big fan of all things Google, and given the opportunity, I'll take High-Functioning and Open over Pristine and Closed just about any day of the week. That said, I came across an interesting article in TechCrunch that has made me re-evaluate my plans. Because of the flexibility of the OS and it's licensing, carriers may be quickly getting wise to ways in which Android may be twisted to their own purposes.

Maybe not a reason to ditch Android without anything truly better available, but certainly a reality to be aware of before shelling out hard earned dollars.

Android Is As Open As The Clenched Fist I’d Like To Punch The Carriers With