I think this may be the final building block for fully ubiquitous computing, especially as it pertains to social networking. If open platform phones are cheap and available in flavors for everyone, people will build the apps to keep people in contact 100% of the time. Almost regretting spending so much time haxing the iPhone now -- guess once the Android SDK comes out I'll have to make the binaries work on it ;)
So I guess that wasn't the "internal project" you were working on, then... ;^>
I'll stick with my advertising-free iPhone, thanks.
2007-11-07 05:23 pm (UTC)
Didn't RTFA eh? There's nothing about advertising in there. Nothing about Google branding either.
Google's just saying, "Yo, here's a full open source stack for everything you need to run a phone, from kernel to apps... enjoy."
I did read the links and I have read (some of) the press so far, but I haven't heard "there will be no ads", I just haven't heard the question answered (officially).
I find it highly improbable that any handset manufacturer will consent to having a user-modifiable open source OS on their handset without taking a cut somewhere, which cut I expect to be AdWords-driven. (I'm not the only one who expects that...)