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Google doesn’t care who makes Android phones. Or who it pisses off

Richard Plinston Silver badge

> Phone OEMs seem to be in the same situation with Google that PC OEMs have been with MS. They are entirely subject to the S/W maker's diktats

Except for those that aren't, these include Nokia/Mocrosoft X, Amazon Fire, Cyanogenmod, and many Chinese makers.

> and are vulnerable to the S/W makers moving into H/W any time they choose.

Google moved into HW with Motorola and with Nexus. That didn't make anyone feel vulnerable.

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