Google Android: Mobile Open Source Door Kicked Open
By Eric Everson, Founder - MyMobiSafe.com
At the Google press conference today, the Google team answered many questions that have been circulating throughout the internet regarding its Android initiative. The upcoming Android SDK (Software Development Kit) debut is about to kick open the doors of mobile open source.
According to Stephen Wellman of InformationWeek.com, “During the press conference, Google's representatives beamed that the upcoming Android SDK and terms of service would be among the "most broad and liberal" in the wireless industry. Android promises to provide developers and handset makers with an incredibly flexible and powerful mobile OS and development environment.”
The internet is currently abuzz with the potential that Android promises third-party developers. As Google eases into the mobile environment, many are wondering how the powerhouse company will redefine the standards of the mobile industry. There is definite potential for Android to become the next leading Operating System within the mobile industry. Could Symbian and Microsoft Mobile take a backseat to Google’s Android? Perhaps only the future will tell. The issues regarding the handset level security vulnerabilities that the Android open source Operating System introduce are just beginning to develop. As the Android SDK will make the debut well before the Google Phone, Google may want to consider the acquisition of a mobile security provider too.
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