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Re: Why Nokia’s Elop is wrong about mobile sales: users aren’t idiots -
June 13, 2011
"I really don't think Android being open source was the key to its success. Android didn't start selling well until the Motorola Droid (see youtube visualization of Android activations over time). Motorola had plenty of budget to pay for OS licenses if they needed to. It's not like some startup came out of nowhere with an amazing Android phone with modified source code. Microsoft is using a hybrid of Google and Apple's business models. They are closed source and require in-depth application review, but they allow their OS to run on lots of different hardware (as long as it's _good_ hardware). I think it's a good mix of both approaches." -
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