How free is my phone?

Posted by tracyanne on Jul 18, 2012 10:45 AM EDT
Heise; By Andrew Back
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You might think that your phone is open, but even Android, Tizen and Firefox OS all depend upon highly proprietary code bases for making telephone calls and transferring data. When it comes to these fundamental capabilities, the open source part of a mobile software stack is only the tip of the iceberg, and behind APIs and simple interfaces for voice, SMS and data lies the technology that makes wireless communications possible – and it's far from being open source.

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Very interesting article... JaseP 0 367 Jul 18, 2012 11:24 AM

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