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Android's BIG problem. [Dec. 11th, 2007|01:06 pm]
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hardware control of a pro-tool system using an iphone/ipod touch. (via cdm)



a good example of why Google's android is going to fight an uphill battle against a platform which is more unified - one standardized hardware interface rather then many different ones, one software GUI - and MANY MORE users (specificly when putting the ipod touch into the equation). if I was a developer I would concentrate on understanding apple's platform now, specifically - since the official API will be out on February.

ahh yeah.. and right now there is a user base of 2-5 million users of apple's Multi touch platform. android has a user base which is considerably lower then that.

as this example shows - developers in vertical markets are already making some really cool stuff for a platform that exists now, without an official API - I'm not sure what interest do developers have to code stuff for an API that has no product in the market - and in it's own echo system the input devices and UI's are probably going to be non-homogeneous.
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