Android: Is It Really Open-Source Software?

Android, apps
Today, more than ever, the opportunities for an app developer are seemingly limitless. At his fingertips, he has the ability to create apps (applications or software) for two major operating systems that run on mobile devices. And why not? The mobile platform is clearly where the most opportunity (and the most fiscal reward) lies. And if a developer knows how to write apps for Android and iOS, the potential is unlimited. Many see Android’s open-source approach as a clear benefit. But is Android truly open or does it just seem that way? Open-Source Defined To the average Android or iPhone user, phrases like “open-source” or “closed-source” are mystifying. All they see or understand is what happens on their devices. If the OS runs well, they can get the apps they…
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