Re: Android-powered G1 phone is an enticing platform for app developers
Posted by: Nathan Willis
on January 01, 2009 03:35 PM
To be clear, I didn't claim that the G1 was intended as a "free for all programming phone." I did observe that such a "free for all" device seems to be what a lot of open source advocates and contributors are interested in. Consequently, wondering whether or not Android is a suitable platform for such a device makes many of those advocates and contributors interested in the G1. They'll likely be interested in the next Android device to reach market, too, especially if it is from a different company that provides a slightly different take. And, you know, they'll be interested in the next round of OpenMoko and Maemo devices, too.
Unfortunately, CupCake wasn't available during my review period with the phone. All I personally have seen are the previews.