[maemo-developers] Android Vs. Maemo

From: Antonio Di Cello antoniodicello at libero.it
Date: Tue Nov 13 11:36:35 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.
> Claes
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As you said you Android is a new framework and therefore is enjoying enormous visibility in recent days. One might say that it is sponsored by google wants to bring forward that the market for mobile phones and devices.
Android I think it is done quite well and using the Java language is very easy to develop applications!
A Maemo still missing a JVM or something like that to exploit the power of java and possibly some application of Android on internet tablet Nokia

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