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Android and the Fragmentation FUD

With the recent announcement of the new iPhone 4, there’s been a lot of talk about how it compares to the latest run of Android devices (HTC EVO, HTC Droid Incredible, and Nexus One). However anytime someone brings up the Android elephant in the iPhone room, there’s talk similar to “oh well Android is fragmented” or “all those apps won’t work on your phone” and other similar phrases. I want to spend some time today discussing this issue as I see it. Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “Google Phone”

Over the weekend, what many people have been touting as “the Google phone” became real (Engadget article). Or at least it seems that way. While many people are arguing if 1) this is actually the Google phone and 2) if this phone can even bring relevance to the mobile industry, I want to share some of my thoughts. Continue reading

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Thoughts on the "Google Phone"

Over the weekend, what many people have been touting as “the Google phone” became real (Engadget article). Or at least it seems that way. While many people are arguing if 1) this is actually the Google phone and 2) if this phone can even bring relevance to the mobile industry, I want to share some of my thoughts. Continue reading

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iPhone vs. Droid, Consumer Wins

I’ve been reading a lot about the Verizon’s new smartphone, the Motorola Droid. You’ve probably have seen the iDon’t commercials from Verizon about all the things the Droid does that the iPhone doesn’t do. And we’re seeing a small uptick in online flame wars on Droid versus iPhone. The fanboys have certainly been out in force so I want to take a look at things from a broader perspective because with the Droid, Motorola has shown that Android should be taken seriously. Continue reading

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Could the iPhone Google Voice Fiasco Help Android?

The issue here is that (currently) the iPhone is pretty much the most popular phone in the world, making it a very hot platform to develop for. Getting an application into the iPhone App Store means millions of potential customers. While Android currently doesn’t have the same numbers, it does have the possibility to have better numbers if a few high profile devices with some powerful hardware. Keep in mind also, that Motorola has latched on to Android with a furocious passion and they move a lot of handsets. Android has tremendous potential to take off, though it might take another year or two before it really becomes a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading

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Starting to Develop Android Apps

About a month back a close friend approached me about getting together and writing some mobile applications, specifically targeting the iPhone. The plan came from a desire to learn a couple of new technologies and possibly make a little extra cash. After some research and learning about the costs associated with starting iPhone development, we turn to looking to the Pre and Android platforms. We eventually settled on doing Android applications. Continue reading

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