Google CEO Says Requiring a Stock Android Would Violate 'Principle of Open Source'

Friday Sep 24th 2010 by Developer.com Staff
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Google CEO says they won't force any manufacturers or carriers to carry a stock Android device.

At the Google Zeitgeist conference last week, a reporter asked Google CEO Eric Schmidt why Google doesn't force carriers and manufacturers to use a purely unchanged version of Android.

"If we were to put those types of restrictions on an open source product, we'd be violating the principle of open source," Schmidt said.

Hardware manufacturers provide custom user interfaces on to of Android.

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