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Re: "The program's been a success"

> Linux (the underlying OS of Android) has 80% of the sales of the most personal of personal computers - ones that you take with you in your pocket, and this represents 4 to 5 times the number of desktop Windows machines sales in the last year.

And how many of the users of those devices chose it because it ran Linux? Actually, how many of them even realise it runs Linux? I would even go as far as to say the vast majority of Android users are such simply because it's cheaper than an iPhone.

If Google swapped out the underlying Linux portions of Android for some new creation (they've got the budget and the expertise) then I doubt more than 1%-2% of users would stick with "old" Android because of it's Linux ancestry. The rest would just follow where the chocolate factory took them.

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