Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Android is Coming!

Don't be scared though!

Second big story of the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.

Android, the up-coming mobile platform from Google has been shown extensively this week at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.

To many, the thought of Google on their phone is a strange one as we are so used to their presence on our PC's, but they believe that the mobile advertising market has such great potential that they are already laying the foundations for the next generation of Mobile Phones.

The platform is a direct competitor to Windows Mobile though is much more centred around 'the person' than 'the businessperson'. 

The system itself is based on open source code including html so you can expect plenty of 3rd party applications and hacks and since the SDK is already out there, you won't have to wait very long.

Android phones are set to go on sale in the second half of 2008 when they will immediately begin to make up ground on both Windows Mobile and the iPhone.

As for the user-experience well, the Operating system is incredibly simple to use, as the video below demonstrates, and I think it will appeal to lots of people.  It is easy to navigate through and users will very quickly get used to it and I'm sure enjoy it.  At first it seems almost prehistoric when likened to the new user interface of the recently demonstrated Sony Xperia X1 and the overly complicated Windows Mobile platform, though if history has taught us anything Google is probably taking the right route.

 

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1 comments:

alectech said...

i <3 xperia and soso google