Wall Street Journal article today - are things going down the drain for independent developers?

by Muthu Ramadoss » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 21:18:56 GMT


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  can understand the developers community sentiments on this. I can only
hope Google is able to come up with a public Android SDK release soon.

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Wall Street Journal article today - are things going down the drain for independent developers?

by Muthu Ramadoss » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 05:38:56 GMT


 JP,

No, I don't have any inside track. I was speaking from a fellow developer
perspective, that If there's no access to the latest public SDK it would be
demoralizing big time.







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Wall Street Journal article today - are things going down the drain for independent developers?

by Hong » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 07:53:05 GMT


 In another news today, Symbian is open sourced.  With millions of existing
Symbian phones, one has to wonder whether Android is THE mobile platform or
one of the mobile platforms...

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Wall Street Journal article today - are things going down the drain for independent developers?

by Muthu Ramadoss » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:33:51 GMT


  strongly hope Android phones can run on cheap dumb phones to expensive
smart phones. That's the only way to take global market share right now.

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Wall Street Journal article today - are things going down the drain for independent developers?

by Hong » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 19:18:00 GMT


 The only thing that costs less is the free android OS, which counts (on
average) 20% of a phone's total cost.  Imagine free symbian OS coming out...
what's the advantage here?

The cheap phone will probably not arrive any time soon, what we will see
initially will be $499 phones similar to HTC kaiser or TyTN.  The hardware
cost will go down, but it will not be an overnight drop.

Personally I think a cheap android-based phone will be out close to end of
2009 when hardware is cheaper and os is more stable ;)

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Wall Street Journal article today - are things going down the drain for independent developers?

by Muthu Ramadoss » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 23:08:01 GMT


 The key point here is free and open source. If the entry barrier for the
small OEM's are removed, the cost of the devices would automatically come
down. Expecting the already established players to lower the cost on their
own is not going to benefit the end users anytime soon.







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Wall Street Journal article today - are things going down the drain for independent developers?

by Shane Isbell » Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:00:50 GMT


 Lol, things are becoming clearer and now I'm starting to feel sorry for
Google. It's not easy dealing with shifting, vague, contradictory, all
high-priority requirements (except the really important ones) of
carriers. Also makes sense why Google is not releasing public SDKs and doing
snapshots, as the requirements aren't even clear. The top-50 are earning
their money now and many will be doing it for free. So sad.

Shane






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