Android: does it scale?

The HTC G1 is a pretty good device, showing lots of potential in the Android OS. As I wrote in my 2009 predictions I believe this year will be the year of Android, with devices coming from all major device manufacturers that’s not from Finland.

But, one phone does not make a platform.

Well, in some cases it does, but it’s not the idea behind the Android OS.

The big question is how Android and the Open Handset Alliance will prevent the same fragmentation problems that plagues the Java ME-world as it appears on more devices.

Mobile Stance has a longer post on the subject, even suggesting that Google would benefit from fragmenting the OS as it would move application developers to web based solutions.

Going to be a very interesting year and I really look forward to the next batch of Android devices. Let’s hope they can hold it all together.

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