28 thoughts on “Where Will Android Go Next?”

  1. First off I learned about a new word from this article, panoply, so thanks for that!

    Secondly, I agree wholeheartedly with you that Google is and will continue to put a lot of resources behind Android. The smartphone/internet enabled device market is blowing up, and Google wants that advertising. Imagine how much a restaurant would be willing to pay to have their ad pop up when a user within 3-4 miles searches for Italian?

    There is definitely going to be a lot of money in this market, and Google is well positioned to get a bunch of it.

  2. “Imagine how much a restaurant would be willing to pay to have their ad pop up when a user within 3-4 miles searches for Italian?”

    This is one of the reasons why I feel that WiMax will be a success.

  3. Derek, do you have anything else say instead of just “seagulling” the story? I would be happy to see my next car navigation system be based on Android with WiMax connectivity. By this time tomorrow, I should be surfing with Android on a Nokia N810 tablet. Oughta be interesting.

  4. I’m still waiting for my iNandrokia device. The slick GUI of the iPhone, the SDK of the Android and the business mindset and standards compliance of Nokia … iPhone and Android can not be connected over SIP to your corporate PBX, a feature supported by the Nokia E-series can.

  5. To understand where Android will go next, it would be good to see where Windows CE went. Top hits would be
    1) Set Top Boxes
    2) GPS Devices

    There are reports that WinCE was used in australia in milking machines ! Since Android does what WinCE does and as people think it does it better for cheaper (no ms tax) – Expect Android to go there.

  6. If you carefully look at the structure of the Android community you will see that Google is completely and unilaterally in charge. They are the Core team in the open source project that decides everything and they are they only ones who can authorize new projects and project leads, or take the project code into the system. The community has no voice in the governance of the community or in the membership of the Core team.. Google also owns the message boards, and the Open(ha ha) Handset Alliance (wWhich is a closed body with no public membership ability and is controlled by Google). This means issues like schedule, DRM, which API’s to expose etc etc are all completely in the control of Google. I just don’t see how this is open ;-(

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