Mapping Openness in the Android Ecosystem
17 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Date Written: October 12, 2016
La version française de cet article peut être consultée à: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2851320
The purpose of this document is to describe the Android ecosystem, the implications of its open source nature and the role that Google plays in the ecosystem. It details the players involved and the value chain between them, the freedom that various players have to do what they want with the Android source codes and the consequences of that freedom.
Keywords: android, mobile, open source, fragmentation, ecosystem, telecoms, telecommunications, cellular
JEL Classification: L96, K23
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