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Alibaba alleges that Google put the arm on Acer, and caused the Alibaba/Acer product announcement to be withdrawn by threatening Acer that their relationship with Google would not be as close if Acer went forward with an Aliyun product.
YouTube, GMail and Maps have brilliant tablet-specific implementations that are building the foundation of a similar success for Android tablets. But there is a key application that has fallen short of adding to application-based success for Android: Google+.
Google's unwillingness to release Honeycomb source code has dismayed many. But, looking beyond what is probably a temporary disenchantment with the way Android is opened up through AOSP, we wonder: Is it still to Google's advantage to be so conservative about revealing Android source code and how tightly relationships with manufacturers are controlled?
Google just released a preview of the Honeycomb SDK. It includes an emulator that will run the Honeycomb operating system, so you can get a taste of what it will be like to use Honeycomb, and it includes SDK support for Honeycomb, so developers can get started writing Honeycomb application
Android created and/or coalesced all the major components needed for a wide range of embedded applications - especially those with a visual user interface - under one open platform with hassle-free licensing terms. Android's wide acceptance in mobile handsets means that every system integrator, every peripheral maker, and all other parts of the SoC ecosystem provide Android and/or Linux software support. Android, therefore, is poised to make large inroads in SoC-based systems outside of mobile handsets.

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