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[News] G1 Becomes More Hacker Friendly, Study Mentions Android Growth

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G1 bootloader dumped: big step forward for G1 jailbreakers

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| Jailbreaking allows users to gain read-write access to a device's entire file 
| system, removing the limits set by Unix jail. Shortly after T-Mobile's G1 was 
| jailbroken, Google responded by "fixing" the jailbreak exploit. The exploit 
| had let users customize their system and install Jay Freeman's Debian for G1, 
| a full set of Unix system tools. The RC30 update prevented anyone with 
| factory-standard firmware from accessing their device's root file system.     


Mapping the mobile open source ecosystem

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| From Android's launch to the upcoming open-source Symbian, open source has 
| emerged as a driving force in the world of mobile devices, writes 
| VisionMobile's Andreas Constantinou in a whitepaper. Constantinou breaks down 
| the major open-source technologies, using charts to help sort through the 
| confusion.    



Is Android Google's Ticket into the Enterprise?

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| Google Inc.'s Android project could be the start of a much larger enterprise
| strategy, according to one industry analyst. But before the search engine
| giant can threaten Microsoft's enterprise supremacy, most observers of
| wireless industry efforts agree that the company's open source OS platform
| will need to regain support from its development community.


Google Exec: Android To Beat iPhone

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| Rich Miner even went after Apple's handheld darling.  "Once you have devices
| out there from Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and so on, there's a much larger
| potential market on Android than for the iPhone," he said.  "[T]here's a
| single manufacturer, it's targeted at a particular demographic, and it falls
| far short of the 1 billion mobile phones sold every year worldwide."    


iPhone vs. Android : An Open Source Devs Perspective

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| According to Andrea Gazzaniga, software development manager at mobile open
| source vendor Funambol the answer is not entirely clear. In a rambling
| overflow presentation at AjaxWorld's iPhone Sumitt, Gazzaniga attempted to
| outline the differences and similiaraties between iPhone and Android.  

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