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other manufacturers take note (erhmm htc and motorola)... this is how you support innovation

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/08/s...evs-a-free-ga/
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Well that's good news, would be great for Samsung to embrace developers (and I'm just thinking about releasing code and info, not even free hw), bring it on
 

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nokia drops nasty politically correct statement to developers about copyright infringement.........
 

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nokia drops nasty politically correct statement to developers about copyright infringement.........
...for example?
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...for example?
little overboard?.
 
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So Samsung gets all this free publicity just for sending someone a free phone? On Men Men they paid two women to fight over a ham. This was probably cheaper.
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Didn't nokia give out 400 n900s. They seem to have money contests, merit based and otherwise with free devices as well.
 
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Didn't nokia give out 400 n900s. They seem to have money contests, merit based and otherwise with free devices as well.
I do believe they handed out R1801 devices at Maemo Summit 2009.
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Didn't nokia give out 400 n900s. They seem to have money contests, merit based and otherwise with free devices as well.
samsung sgII with android n900 with maemo. android tops maemo on consumer penetration. number of regular consumer greater in number than niche consumers. larger the consumer base greater the news coverage.
 

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There's also a difference between sending a unit to the core developers your company hope will build a platform for you, and sending a unit to a hacker who is dedicated on removing whatever control you hope to have over given device. It's a bolder move, even if the cost is maybe 1/400.

This stunt may not only affect publicity but also marketing directly. I would probably not have bought the ZTE Blade if the cyanogen mod wasn't available for it.
 
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