The Wall Street Journal reported on Google’s Andy Rubin’s discussion of the future of the Android OS at a media event in San Francisco last week. Rubin mentioned the code names for the next few versions of Android. Donut, which we were well aware of, will be followed by Eclair and….wait for it….Flan.
Anyway, citing most of the same reasons I mentioned on Friday, Rubin also noted that the arrival of the Chrome OS does not by any stretch mean that Android is dead, because the two systems are very different in how they work and what purpose they serve, saying that “Chrome has a very Web-centric view of the [...]
At the Google I/O event in San Francisco yesterday, Google demonstrated some of the upcoming features of Android 2.0, also known as Donut.
First up was a very Palm Pre/webOS like combined search function that searches the phone and the internet at the same time, as a user types in a search string. For example, if you typed in “Oryl” you might find the contact record you had for me in the phone, as well as find a few references to my work on MobileBurn as reported by Google’s search engine.
Another feature shown was on-screen handwriting gestures to navigate long lists. Engadget has posted [...]