With HTC behind them, there is no reason why they can't. So why does a tech skeptic like me like this FOB (Fresh off the boat) platform so much. Well here's why
- SDK for OS X, Linux & Windows (Take note Apple!)
- It uses Java as the language of choice.
- Each app runs in VM, they borrowed an idea from palm os(kinda)
- They provided a C Api
- XML GUI layouts, nice and open
- The Platform is wide open
If you wanna look at this from a web 2.0 mashup point of view, its like the following
Microsoft's level developer support + Googles Open-ness + Apples inovation
Alternatively Lets compare it to it's rivals
Symbian - 'Modern' widely supported Language (Java vs C++).
Microsoft - It doesn't look like it was retrofitted to be used in a phone
Palm - Multiple device makers, means better form factors + it's a brand new os
Apple - It's not a Objective-C only world, and locked down like a [insert word of choice]
Others - It's got traction, and the developer community behind it, we all love google.
I'm getting to work on developing some apps for this platform. As i said it's got my support, it's solid under the hood, and i look forward to queuing for my first device.
BTW i hate the iphone if anyone is wondering.
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