Quote Originally Posted by Figueiredo View Post
I can't understand why can't google require that in order to use the android brand, device manufacturers would have to mainline any code required in a google branch so that the updates come from google instead of these lazy greedy oems. This should probably make getting the newer android version working easier for the AOSP than it is right now right? And anything helping the android fragmentation should be good for google right? What is it that I'm missing?
Its called.... APACHE LICENSE.
Google did this in order to combat the perceived issue with OEM's being able to make their own modifications without releasing the source code for those. If Google didn't make this compromise in the license, Android wouldn't be the phenomenal success it is today. It would be right about where MS is.