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Google and T-Mobile have just announced the launch of the G1, the world’s first device running Android. Android is the new mobile software platform which Google have created via its ‘Open Handset Alliance’, an open source platform which will allow developers to create applications for phones which utilise most of the handset’s capability.

Why blog this? Well, it is arguably the most important piece of software released this year, and has the potential to revolutionise the way we see mobile as a hardware device. Allowing developers, any developer, not just those employed by the hardware manafacturers, means anyone with a good idea can create an application for the phone, including branded, context specific applications and widgets for any use, and control the way in which the user interacts with the application and phone, rather than being restricted to a certain interface or paradigm.

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2 Comments

  1. Great post, and best of luck fending off the wrath of irrational iPhone fanboys 😉

  2. haha, thanks on both points. now, if only i could get wordpress working on my iPhone 😉


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