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Get ready for Google's proprietary Android. It's coming – analyst

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: And the bigger picture!

Only one problem. Linux on ARM lacks a lot of driver support, especially for those key mobile chips, which are protected by the chip makers under patents and NDAs. That's why the code for them is delivered as binary blobs only. The key element here is that these blobs need to go to Google, not the device manufacturers. This would allow Google to bypass the device makers and push updates anyway.

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