[citation][nom]ibnmuhammad[/nom]....Like chunks of Android code, it will become closed-source and riddled with Google spyware / phone-home code which they couldn't place in WebKit...What's the common element here?...[/citation]
As for being riddled with Spyware, the OS itself is clean, but the google apps do talk back to google servers, so I guess the definition is open to interpretation. At least google tells you what it does with your information (in both regular english and legalese) and gives you the option to opt out.
Google wanting to send me an Advertisement for a deodorant sale at my local walgreens after I youtube an old spice commercial doesn't really concern me, but to each there own.
[citation][nom]ibnmuhammad[/nom]I'd like to think there's genuinely a valid reason for forking AppleWebKit, but something tells me, Google being who they are that...Like chunks of Android code, it will become closed-source and riddled with Google spyware / phone-home code which they couldn't place in WebKit - due to Apple and community supervision.Oh well, another Google spyware on top of Android / Chrome / Doubleclick / Analytics / Google+ / DNS AdSense / Mail / Search / etc.What's the common element here?Google only create a product if they can get more data on individuals and their personal habits, location, pictures, etc.[/citation]