Yeah, I saw that. It really sucks, but I see the "void warranty" part, from Google's perspective. lol
They were probably pressured to remove it by cell carriers who are trying to nerf their phones as much as possible. You know. Pesky features like tethering, which they want to charge you for. Although...maybe some carriers don't care about that as much now that they did away with unlimited accounts.
Aaaaaand Android sales plummet.
Meh I did it the old fashion way, so simple.
What warranty does it void exactly?
The warranty is on the hardware of the device, if you brick your phone or get a virus on it or whatever and take it back to Samsung or whoever they will charge you a lot of labour to reload the software.
Also cyanogenmod is still Google's own android OS just like the one installed by the hardware vendor sans the junk they load on it for you.
So in conclusion the only people I can see that has a problem with this is the hardware vendors, not Google themselves.
google has been making alot of bad decisions lately... just look at google plus
This should not be the case. They need to have that available to keep us coming back. They will lose to someone else who does allow open source usage. FSF/GNU all the way.
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