In one move China can make Huawei build the OS, demand that all Chinese people use it and suddenly have a billion users. Of anything they choose to do. They can actually make this one happen.
A big reason that we only have two major mobile operating systems is that developers like it that way. Each additional OS means additional development effort to make their work widely available.
For the same reason, we only have two major desktop operating systems: Windows and macOS. Chrome OS is becoming a third, but that’s…
There is a very important part this article is missing: it is not Android itself that Huawei is not allowed to use. Android itself is open sourced (AOSP): https://source.android.com/
It is the extra services that Google implemented on top that locks the OEMs to the platform with very serious contracts (Android partner program), called Google Play…
I can’t believe and won’t accept that we are restricted to either Android or iOS. Something is wrong with that model. Microsoft did try! it is time for something new and fresh. You guys go!
The laptop you are writing this is the result of massive state programs and military investment that happened in the 50–70’s. That is by definition socialism.
One problem with capitalism is that without regulation it naturally progress so it creates monopolies.
Great response, Russell, calling out the deflection for what it is, a refusal to respond directly to the questions posed. Of course, as you noted in your original article, that’s a common tactic of people who don’t want to face the consequences of their positions.