According to Google's own definition, Android is (temporarily) no longer open

In October, when Steve Jobs publicly called Google's claims of openness "disingenuous", Android chief Andy Rubin responded with the first tweet of his life:

the definition of open: "mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git:// ; repo sync ; make"

In other words, Rubin says open means that you can use a command line to create a directory, download the Android source code, and build your own OS.

By that definition, Honeycomb is not open. Sometimes, Steve Jobs is exactly right. ®

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I gave the HTC Aria with Android 2.1 an honest try, using it exclusively for about a week. Then it sat on my desk another week, while I tried to use it for tasks when I had the time to think about them. Now it's going back to the shop.

Seems to me the disconnect between the glossy home screen (yay, it's like an iPhone!) and underlying OS (this seems like it needs a command line...) creates a cognitive load too large for comfortable everyday use.

Plus, everything induces anxiety. Configure email using the setup wizard, and nothing shows up. Turns out that's the other email app. Try to install CNN from the app store, it says it wants my number and can make charge calls, and btw, is not affiliated with CNN.

I feel like I just don't have the time.