quote: It's funny how cluttered most opensource things are, especially operating systems.
quote: root privileges
quote: Yeah you're probably right, I guess the days of "make the enduser happy" are long gone.
quote: Sadly, it has become clear a long time ago that from a buyer's perspective, Android being open-source adds little to no value.
quote: I ... see the full benefit daily of open source.
quote: Google still has to provide an enticing user experience
quote: Let's not forget why Google got in the game in the first place: to sell ads. That's all there is to it. As long as they provide you with a way to browse the internet (and therefore look at their ads), their job is done. Everything else is just icing on the cake. Luckily for us, because of rival platforms, Google still has to provide an enticing user experience.