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The Many People Who Don't Like Google's Android
Blogger makes some big claims with opposition to the platform
by KathrynV 02:31PM Saturday Jan 12 2008
Google’s Android mobile phone platform has gained a lot of positive attention over the past few months with some people predicting that this will make Google “the king of the wireless world”. However, not everyone is excited about what Android brings to the table. In a guest post over at GigaOm, Thomas Howe points out five sets of people who have reasons to be less-than-thrilled with Google’s phone.

Some of the concerns are practical; Howe points out that Android developers don’t have a specific phone to work off of in developing their applications so they’re going to have to “debug” each handset issue separately as applications hit the market. Other issues are business-oriented; Howe notes that AT&T and Verizon Wireless aren’t supportive of Android so their customers are out of luck. But just for good measure Howe throws in “the rest of the world” as well, explaining that “the problem in mobile application innovation is not a dearth of compelling mobile applications” but that people don’t know about existing applications.

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odreian615

join:2006-01-18
Chicago, IL

How long will it be in BETA

will I need a invite

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Re: How long will it be in BETA

said by odreian615:

will I need a invite
IMO everything google has other than youtube and google.com is in Beta.

I wonder if their stock and employment status is Beta also?

hottboiinnc4
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

Re: How long will it be in BETA

Gmail is out of beta now but after how many years?
acs12798

join:2006-03-13

Re: How long will it be in BETA

said by hottboiinnc4:

Gmail is out of beta now but after how many years?
It still IS in beta. Go to gmail.com look at the logo at the top left. Right below it in smaller letters it says beta.

Maxo
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The SDK can be downloaded and you can play with the OS on your PC.

phoneboy3

@shawcable.net

I hope it flys

I sure hope Android flys. If anyone can do it Google can.

The phone companies have had WAY too much control over our phones for far too long.

macedon
Jazz me baby
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Google "the king of the wireless world"

That would not be materialized, nor i think google has any intentions to do so...


sporkme
drop the crantini and move it, sister
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join:2000-07-01
Morristown, NJ

Next week...

...Apple should release the iPhone SDK. That's an easy proposition - one phone, one carrier...
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with every mistake we must surely be learning

Maxo
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Multi-platform

This won't be much different than writing a program for a PC. I don't see the big deal.