Android: More Than Mobile
August 16, 2008
Venture Beat has an interesting article “Android Wants to Be on Any Device, Not Just Your Phone.” The premise of the write up is that Android may be a cog in a larger operating system initiative. For me, the most interesting statement in this write up by Eric Eldon and Matthaus Krzykowski is
The blogosphere hasn’t treated Android well — the SDK has taken many months to get to this stage since it was announced last year. The anti-Android trend will likely continue as commentators compare the HTC and the iPhone (the iPhone is better), and also say the U.S. T-Mobile network is bad (it is).
I agree that Android is part of a larger push by Google What struck me when reading Google’s technical papers is that the company seems to be considering an approach that puts some functions in the cloud and others in devices. When the two are hooked together, a different type of computing environment becomes possible.
Stephen Arnold, August 16, 2008