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December 30, 2007



I think you nailed it by mentioning that Android's ultimate goal is persuading the industry to do the right thing.
(In theory) With Android, your average (Java) developer can create useful applications without using obscure APIs (i am looking at you symbian) and crippled functionalities (involving addressbook, sms, things that you should have access at the first place. Android is not a revolution, but an evolution towards a better landscape.

Tom Hume

Possibly... but Java developers can create useful applications without obscure APIs today. I've not seen much that Android does which J2ME doesn't have with existing JSRs.

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