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Ten reasons why Amazon's Android tablet can take on the iPad

An interesting one on eWeek about Amazon’s rumoured Android offering – Amazon’s Tablet Could Prove a Fine iPad Competitor: 10 Reasons Why. Number three, for example, is that “The screen size is where it needs to be” Don Reisinger, writes…

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Andy Rubin, Gene Amdahl and Android fragmentation

Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering at Google says he is “having a Gene Amdahl moment” – he has responded to criticism of Androids fragmenting and questioning of the degree to which it is open source.

In a blog post he writes:

As always, device makers are free to modify Android to…

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