Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Android Invasion

from Slashdot:

The Android Invasion Cometh; Is Resistance Futile?
"Last month, we learned from Gartner that Android will probably be the number-two worldwide mobile OS this year, and may lead the pack by 2014. With Android's growing use as the OS embedded in phones, in tablets, in set-top boxes, and in LCD HDTVs, it seems like the Linux-based OS could end up dominating the entire non-PC consumer device operating system space. What do Slashdot readers think: Is resistance futile?"

From a developer friend of mine in India in talking about a Set Top Box project:
I think i got a detailed idea on how to implement a proof of concept device. One of the reasons of dropping it was the integration complexity of the opensource libs esp the signaling (we were planning to use tapioca). At the end we were almost decided to use Android as the base platform to develop.  I had Android running on the beagleboard as well. If we develop video calling interfaces(ie in Java and C++) in Android SDK it can be a hit.

I think skype is getting integrated with LCD tvs now. had seen an article http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-tv/

Video is gaining traction in India. I have even saw a shop which exclusively sells video surveillance equipment in my home town. PVR for indian market seems ineteresting.
Short demo of how to publish your phone app
 I really need to learn Android development.  I have a Droid X, Android is lightyears ahead of Symbian. 

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