Open Source

September, 2013

Cyanogen: Helping to unify Android

Will Cyanogen, the newly minted commercial company behind the alternative CyanogenMod Android firmware, actually help fragment Android? Hmmm… Here’s the one word answer: “No.” Here’s the longer explanation. As Cyanogen co-founders Steve Kondik and Koushik Dutta explained on a Reddit Ask-Me -Anything online interview, they have no intentions of forking Android. CyanogenMod is based on theAndroid Open Source Project and that’s […]

Why Apple suddenly needs Google again

Once back-slapping friends, the relationship between Apple and Google was torpedoed by the ascendency of Android. Eric Schmidt resigned from the Apple board, Steve Jobs declared “thermonuclear war” against Android, and little by little Apple disentangled Google services from its products as retaliation. It’s that last point that that Apple must now reconsider. As much […]