We have noticed that things tend to move really fast with Android, Google pumps out updates like there is no tomorrow. Google has found out about our jailbreaking ways, they have already started pushing out an update, RC30, to prevent anyone from gaining root access using telnet. Users can expect an update in the next few days.
Gaining root access means getting into the core functions of Android itself, giving developers the ability to create more useful applications or even port Android to another phone. Google has commented on the issue, “We’ve been notified of this issue (Jailbreaking of Android) and have developed a fix. We’re currently working with our partners to push the fix out and updating the open source code base to reflect these changes.”
This means that, even being open source, Google has to have some sort of control over Android itself. What does this mean for Android, will it really be open source or will it be monitored closely? This situation is being handled a lot like the way Apple has handled similar situations in the past. Do you think Google will take drastic measures in the future?