[maemo-developers] Android Vs. Maemo

From: Claes H claesatwork at gmail.com
Date: Tue Nov 13 11:24:17 EET 2007
On Nov 9, 2007 3:05 PM, vicente garcia <vicentegarcia at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think Android will be a bad thing to maemo. I'm suppose that Android
> is not for an specific phone, it's a platform for a set of phones that
> complains a standard.

Android will probably gain a greater momentum than Maemo have had so
far, since Google will push for it in a way that more people (and
developers) will notice. It seems very easy to develop for and include
nice APIs to interact for example with Google maps and positioning.
Personally I think it seems easier to get started with since it has
Eclipse support and I am more comfortable with Java.

On the other hand, if Google follows through and makes Android fully
open source, including the specialized JVM it includes, it is not
impossible to imagine an Android runtime on Maemo devices. That would
mean that Maemo devices would get the opportunity to run both Maemo
and Android types of apps.  I am sure Google would be glad to see it
happen. Whether it actually will happen probably depends on whether
Nokia wants it. At this point in time, seems not so likely.


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