September 14, 2008 Posted by mitch | android | 0 Comments
It would appear the financial types still don't get open source... after all these years. After reading a post about the UK's Financial Times predicting Android will fizzle after initial release seems a bit off. No one ever saw Linux coming and look where it is today?
Being a linux user and having an iPhone, I would say that iTunes was not the appeal of the iPhone. Its user interface, web browser and email abilities were the draw. Infact... I'm really wanting an Android phone simply because it won't be tied to iTunes. I'm hoping for atleast the same functionality in the web browser, email is going to be a bit worse because I won't be able to use the Active Sync for my work email anymore... but maybe someone will get the rights and write an app that would allow me to access it again... for a fee i'm sure, but i'd be willing to pay it. And txt'ing could only get better with it. as the iPhones txt interface and abilities are definitely lacking.
Anyway... with a standard OS with many built-in features and google backing it... I see good things to come of Android... and I can't wait.