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Google CEO Says Requiring a Stock Android Would Violate 'Principle of Open Source'

  • September 24, 2010
  • By Developer.com Staff

At the Google Zeitgeist conference last week, a reporter asked Google CEO Eric Schmidt why Google doesn't force carriers and manufacturers to use a purely unchanged version of Android.

"If we were to put those types of restrictions on an open source product, we'd be violating the principle of open source," Schmidt said.

Hardware manufacturers provide custom user interfaces on to of Android.


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