Google’s bullshit “open” rhetoric for Android Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 10:53 am. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple Don’t listen to Google’s bullshit about being open. Creepy as fuck, yes; Open, not so much. http://instagram.com/real_jason_ip Jason Ip dominating Apple, check Tvaddic Android is “open”, the Google services like YouTube, Google Play etc. aren’t. You could use Android for whatever you want, like Amazon does, but if you want the Google services you have to abide by their rules. We have been over this numerous times. http://www.laugh-eat.com/ kyron how would you react if MS said they wouldnt put Office in the Appstore unless iOS used Bing by default? Tvaddic What that isn’t the same thing, Google owns Android and YouTube and they are bundling the products together, not trying to destroy previous deals Samsung or anyone else who uses Android have. A more appropriate analogy would be MS releasing Windows Phone OS for free and then requiring everyone that wants to use it to have Office and Bing installed, and then allowing you to fork it for a free alternative instead. With your example Microsoft is trying to destroy the business of someone else. http://timdehring.com/ Tim Dehring Bingo. Amazon is a great example about it being open. agentbillo Headlines like this are why I love The Loop.