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Will Android gets popular?

 
Hussein Baghdadi
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Hey,
Do you think that Google Android will get popular?
Do you advice me to spend time with it?
Thanks.
 
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I hope it will get popular, although I don't know.

The think I like about it is that Android is an architecture where you can design a service that's available to multiple apps with minimal integration effort. One thing I hate about my WM5 phone is that there's no Palm-style global search. In Android it should be fairly easy to add one.
 
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I want to play around programming for mobile devices (just playing, not making a career).
The two options are JME and Android.
Where to put my bets?
 
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Why don't play both Java ME and Android?
 
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Originally posted by John Todd:
I want to play around programming for mobile devices (just playing, not making a career).
The two options are JME and Android.
Where to put my bets?

For me, the choice is easy: J2ME, in various forms, is present on at least a billion *physical* mobile phones and other embedded devices. Android can't match that. (At least not yet!)

It's still based on Java technology, which is a bonus for J2ME developers. If we're developing application in the "right" way - with a clear abstraction between the user interface and business logic - then we'll have a good foundation for porting to Android in teh future
 
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