Thursday, October 02, 2008

[TIPS] Android - open platform phone

It’s REALLY a shame that, for all the cool stuff that Apple makes, they still don’t quite “get it.” Their stuff is completely proprietary. The problem with that is that you really can’t attract the geeks among us to come out and build a really cool app. But, as linux has shown us, if you open it up to the world’s creative powers you can come up with TRULY superior and outrageously powerful applications. Moodle, Drupal, Joomla, Firefox –all open source applications. Yes, developers CAN write programs for the Mac, but the OS is protected. It’s not really open.

Take a look at the video above. It shows a couple neat features on this new phone, and it talks about the open platform upon which those applications were built. Now the world really CAN focus on a tool and start making things for it.

Are we watching the end of the iphone? Well, again, not if it’s only available for t-mobile users. When these folks make it so that you can use ANY carrier with the phone then. I don’t see anything stopping it. Do you?

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