When Google looks into the future it looks extremely bright for their Android smartphone platform. If you don’t want to go that far you could at least say that the future looks much more bright then it did around 2 years back when the Android smartphone platform made its debut. Back then it was just one single smartphone and didn’t have much in terms of add-on application offerings.
Within the keynote presentation there were some very impressive stats brought forward.
* 100,000 new activations of an Android device every day
* 50,000 fresh products and services throughout the Android Market ever day
Google also unveiled it new version of Android and it appears that this version is far more of a technological leap of the mere version 2.2 number would suggest. One example of how these version numbers don’t indicate when a software may have made a genuine breakthrough.
Here are some of the more interesting and exciting things that were offered within a bundle of new updates that were outlined by Google:
* Much quicker performance
* Flash support – While it’s true that Adobe Flash can sometimes be stupid and seem somewhat evil but sometimes you just have to watch a video or use some type of an interactive widget
* Backup built in to the platform
Perhaps the only complaint that many will have is the wait as many of the cell phone service providers/manufactures are not getting the upgrade right away. For example, HTC has noted that only those cell phones shipped in the second half of 2010 will be getting Froyo. All of the others will be running the existing Adroid software.
With extended battery life, this feature should have been advertised as one of the advanced features.
Android’s success can also be witnessed by the glass case display that was found down the hallway from the keynote address. Within this case are over 54 cell phones and tablet computers all using the Adroid software. The displayed allowed the visitors to see the current hardware line up as well as see what is coming from areas such as:
From viewing the line up one could confidently conclude that the if there isn’t a phone to match your size and shape criteria now there soon will be – even if the hardware is not as elegant as that of the iPhones…
Verizon iPhone or not however, there is plenty to be looking into on the Google Android hardware side of things.