Google's geeky response to Steve Jobs' Android tirade

Steve Jobs didn't hold back when it came to criticizing Google's Android platform during Apple's earnings conference call. Now it's time for Google to take a swipe back.

Steve Jobs didn't hold back when it came to criticizing Google's Android platform during Apple's earnings conference call. Now it's time for Google to take a swipe back.

The swipe back comes in the form of a tweet by Google's Android chief Andy Rubin:

the definition of open: "mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git://android.git.kernel.org/platform/manifest.git ; repo sync ; make"

Translated out of geek-speak, this tells Jobs, and anyone else, how they can build their own copy of Android on any  Linux machine. This flexibility and freedom is what Google believes to be at the core of the openness of Android.

So, who wants to roll their own Android?

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