Lots of geeks started writing about Android in the last few weeks. Whenever i turn to my feedreader, there’s at least one new post about Android waiting. Some people tried switching from their iPhone and the general consensus seems to be that Android is kinda ok, but no match for the iPhone (i tend to agree). It wasn’t surprising that no one noticed when Google opened the platform for development without any shipping handsets back in 2007, but there wasn’t a lot of attention when the first Android handsets started shipping last year either. Now all of a sudden Android seems to be gaining mindshare among developers and geeks and that has to mean something, even if i don’t quite know what exactly. Is it just the lure of an open platform in stark contrast to the locked-down app store?

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