Android not so vaporware
After some delays and apparently lack of SDK development many people feared that Android was going to be vaporware. Luckily for us, the first Android based device is coming out soon
and there seems to be a good interest in Android developers: Motorola To Hire 300 Android Developers
I'm holding somehow my breath over Android, though. It's quite clear that Android means freedom to manufacturers but we don't know yet if that freedom is going to be offered to final users too. Maybe T-Mobile chooses to close their devices as much as Apple has closed the iPhone. I know, it sounds unlikely but big companies love to give us these sort of surprises.
But what I really hope from Android is some super-cheap-unknown Chinese or Taiwanese hardware company coming up with cool, cheap devices with just a very basic version of Android, 100% ready to hack the hell out of them. Now that would be cool. I think I read something like this somewhere:
Same as you don't buy computers from your broadband provider we should start thinking about stop buying devices from telecom companies.
And I totally agree. We should stop trading our freedom to do whatever we want with *our* devices for a few euros/bucks/quid. I'm not saying this applies to everybody, fair enough if you want to pay for an iPhone and be locked down forever or always be fearful of bricking a device that you've paid for, but that doesn't work for me.
And not long ago there was yet another discussion about what new platform should haXe
target. Java/Android would be awesome and it will open a ton of new opportunities for Flash/haXe developers.
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