By Doug Gaff
It’s been amusing following the fervent speculation around the
gPhone, especially the collective sigh of letdown heard ’round the
blogosphere when Google announced the Open Handset Alliance
and said in a video, "there’s no such thing as a single gPhone… we’re
enabling an entire industry to create thousands of gPhones." Apparently
the gadget-hungry among us just wanted a sexy competitor to the iPhone,
even though there are already several reasonable contenders and one knock-off. After the announcement, there was the usual talk about vaporware and who was or wasn’t a part of the alliance. However, things got a lot more exciting today with the public release of the Android SDK. Yes, Google is doing things in reverse order… putting the platform out first and then letting the mobile devices follow.