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Monday 12 November 2007

Android is now more than a press release

I have to admit I was disappointed by what went on last week. Even if I didn't believe all the hype around a GPhone, the announcement of the Open Handheld Alliance last week was really light as there was nothing concrete. This has changed now, as the Android SDK is available in an early version. The video below looks interesting, and there is quite some documentation available. There are even developers challenges organised with a total of 10 million dollars prices.

An interesting point is that the SDK contains webkit (although Google employs several Firefox developers) and an optimised JVM called Dalvik. This JVM requires byte-code to be optimised. This seems to be done with a simple command.

The prefered development tool is based on Eclipse, but other IDEs can also be used. Development tools are available for windows, Mac and Linux.

Could this be the phone platform I was looking for?

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