Friday, August 15, 2008

Android yawn

An Android phone is not going to be here before the end of the year. No, wait, it is. No, end of the year. No, later. No, earlier! No, never... Wait, is the iPhone running Android? Are Symbian and Google joining forces to make a single operating system?

I have been hearing news about Android pretty much every day. Somehow, I was entertained by the iPhone news (and I still am) but the ones on Android are making me yawn. Strange effect, it might be the Apple's aura...

The last news in the Android saga comes from the New York Times, as reported in this Reuters article (I spent some good years working for Reuters, so I usually trust them ;-) :
T-Mobile USA will be the first carrier to offer a mobile phone based on Google Inc's Android software [..] The phone is expected to go on sale in the U.S. before Christmas and perhaps as early as October
I have to say I reached a point where I won't trust anyone until I really see one device, not even Reuters. It might be because it is summer (hey, I am working and today is Ferragosto in Italy, I should be on a beach somewhere...) but I am starting to get sick about announcements of products years in advance. Where are the good times of Apple showing a device that nobody expected, and having it ready for sale the same day?