Originally Posted by anantksundaram
Did you happen to notice this is not called DroidInsider? (Btw, do they even have something like that?).
The opening forum message talks about the change of name from droidforums to andriodforums.net.....funny google's android is already so fractured people do not even know how to describe it...is 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, the NEW google Android....LOL...great marketing strategy..seems even Google's naming is still in beta mode. I bet those developers love making multiple versions of their same app.
Good luck with all the those obsolete phones that only run 1.5 (cupcake), 1.6 (donut), 2.0 (eclair)....I think it is rather unfortunate that they name their OS under codenames after marketable/taste appealing but nutritional worthless food products. Hmm, can't see the parallels there...*snark*. Once again prematurely released beta *snark* fractured, doomed to obsolescence OS that will leave a bad taste in most people's mouth *snark x 2*..
Some early issues with google's coveted but premature OS strategy
Restrictions and issues
* Android uses Linux as its kernel, but according to Google, it is not a conventional Linux distribution; it does not have a native X Window System, nor does it support the full set of standard GNU libraries like its system libraries (GNU C Library). This specific modification makes it difficult to reuse existing Linux applications or libraries on Android.
* Android does not use established Java standards, i.e. Java SE and ME. This prevents compatibility among Java applications written for those platforms and those for the Android platform. Android only reuses the Java language syntax, but does not provide the full-class libraries and APIs bundled with Java SE or ME.
* Because of potential security issues, Android does not officially allow apps to be installed on, nor run from, an SD card
. Current Android products such as the HTC Dream and Magic have limited onboard memory and many users feel restricted by this lack of functionality. However, several unsupported modifications exist, to give the user this capability.
* ARM Holdings and RealNetworks have expressed doubt that it will gain a major market share
as a netbook OS.
* Responsiveness can be poor
due to the limitations of Dalvik's automatic memory management.
* Developers reported that it's difficult to maintain applications working on different versions of Android, because of various compatibility issues between versions 1.5 and 1.6.
This however was only true in some rare cases, specifically during the ADC2 contest..
my best to google, but stick with algorithms, or wait til the beta is done before releasing your vaporware...