Android sneak preview

by alec on February 4, 2008

Reg Developer's sneak preview of Google Android contains some very interesting tidbits, and highlights how PC-like Android will be compared to prior mobile phone operating systems. As I read the article, one thought which struck me was how similar Google's approach is to that taken by Microsoft a decade ago when the first Windows mobile devices started to reach the market.  Microsoft believed that they would have a leg up against competition by making the experience on the phone similar to the familiar PC experience.  Ultimately, however, they were forced to concede that it wasn't, and began shipping more phone-like phones.  Will Google reach the same conclusion, or has the market today changed?

I'll be looking out for any Android devices next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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