“Good” Android

Following a recent trip to China, I acquired an Android tablet running Release 1.6 (Donut). Total retail price: $90. Unlike an iPad, it is both 'Designed and Made in China.' Running on an ARM platform and containing an 802.11 interface, SD card slot and a touch screen, it is actually a reasonably speedy experience. However, that is where the positive…

Creating Success For Your Android Device (a.k.a lessons learned from the iPhone 4)

The avalanche of customer issues following the launch of Apple’s latest iPhone device illustrates a lesson that is not only eternally true for any consumer electronics device, but especially impactful for a highly subsidized mobile phone. The lesson is simple – test your device and software thoroughly or pay a high price. A high price in RMA costs, brand value,…

Android Market Integration – Do You Still Care?

In the mobile phone world, content management systems to allow users to download a variety of monetizable content and (largely J2ME based) applications have been around for more than a decade. Of course, the popularity of the iPhone and its associated AppStore have put a special spotlight on the importance of having a well-stocked offering to personalize a mobile device…