Android - Google Becomes a Man

November 9th, 2007


Although, Google’s announcement of Open social has gained all the press as of late, the Android announcement is much more exciting to me:

  1. Open Social - don’t believe the hype
  2. Unlike the hurried, half-baked Open Social thing, Android has been in the oven for quite a while (@ least in our sense of time) - Google acquired the company in August ‘05 and at the time the company was 22 months old
  3. Android will be available for ANY phone manufacturer to install and build on top of - not just one - take that Apple ;)
  4. The phones should be affordable and the power of mobility can be shared amongst all
  5. It will allow for extensive use of third party apps - developers, developers…
  6. Apps will in time live on portable devices other than phones like car navigation systems
  7. I heart mobile

The SDK will be available soon - I’ll be taking a look. The only funky thing is that apparently the VM will not be Java ME/MIDP-based but some kind of C-based SDK. That is not necessarily a bad thing but it does mean that the existing suite of Java ME apps may not just work on Android powered devices.

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