Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Android is taking a stand: It’s not “rooting”, it’s openness

Wow, this is some kind of great and proves once more that the Android-team trying to make their mobile OS as open as possible.

Nick Kralevich from the Android security team makes a good point.

Android Developers Blog: It’s not “rooting”, it’s openness: "Unfortunately, until carriers and manufacturers provide an easy method to legitimately unlock devices, there will be a natural tension between the rooting and security communities. We can only hope that carriers and manufacturers will recognize this, and not force users to choose between device openness and security. It’s possible to design unlocking techniques that protect the integrity of the mobile network, the rights of content providers, and the rights of application developers, while at the same time giving users choice. Users should demand no less."

Head over to read the full article.
Source: [Android Developer Blog]