According to Jean-Baptiste Queru, a Google software engineer on the Android program, the T-Mobile G1 may not have enough flash RAM to support future versions of Android. Queru commented on the subject via Twitter:
“As much as I’m hoping that it’ll be possible to somehow continue updating the G1, I can’t promise anything. We knew that internal flash space was going to be very tight on the G1 and we kept the system partition tight on purpose.”
The statements were made in response to this post from Android and Me that talks of the limited storage space in the T-Mobile G1.
Update: I changed [...]
While we just showed the specs for the Motorola Morrison, today the specs for the Motorola Sholes have emerged through Softpedia. Like the Morrison, the Sholes is expected to come to Verizon’s CDMA based network.
The processor on the device is a 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8+ that will run on the unreleased Eclair (2.0) version of Android. The ARM Neon technology that runs on the processor has been optimized for greater 3D graphics and game physics. In an indication that the device will favor detailed gaming, the Sholes will also come with a PowerVR SGX 530 GPU.
As for the rest of the specs, the device will feature a [...]
According to Google’s Andy Rubin, the godfather of the Android smartphone OS, Android is going to start picking up features needed to tackle business uses – starting this year. To quote a Reuters story on the subject:
“Today, we don’t support many enterprise applications but in the future, I think enterprise will be a good focus for us,” Rubin, vice president of engineering at Google, told Reuters. He added that he expected to this to happen this year.
According to the Retuers story, Rubin seems to imply that he thinks enterprises will find Android attractive because they would be able to equip employees with an Android phone and then let [...]
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 [...]