Openness has always been Android's beauty and its curse. Google's mobile operating system is available to any manufacturer that wants a slice, meaning you see it everywhere! It's also historically been a place for hardware specialists and carriers to flex their software muscles, leading to custom…
It's easy to throw numbers around about the relatively popularity here in the US of Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and so on. But it's not until you see the comparison laid bare in bold, blocky colors like this that you get a real feel for the playing field.
We like Google Android. A lot. But despite this summer's 2.2 solid Froyo update, we can't help but feel that there's something missing. Several things actually. But here's where they can go right.
It's true that iOS4 and Android are the mobile operating systems of the day. But MeeGo, a mash-up of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo OSes, could be a strong contender. Based on this demo, at least.
See, a guitar made up of phones isn't just about the music. It's about bringing people together. And by "people" I mean mobile operating systems. Presenting two Android and WinMo devices and an iPod Touch, united to play Cracklin Rosie.
When the T-Mobile G1 was shown off in NYC last week, it didn't have the gusto of a Stevenote. There was no "boom!"—no "one more thing!" And as a result, many (including us) felt a bit underwhelmed, and were quick to interpret the device's inconsistent GUI as an indicator that the lack of attention to detail would…