I just opened up the Mashable app on my iPhone to view an article and received the error below stating, “You need Adobe Flash Player 8 (or above) to view the charts. It is a free and lightweight installation from Adobe.com. Please click on Ok to install the same.” Hey guys… are you aware of the whole Apple / Flash controversy? I’m guessing your iPhone app shouldn’t be prompting me to install Flash.
The release of Apple’s iPhone has made tremendous waves in the cellphone industry. However, the honeymoon is over and the iPhone has been “cracked” in favor or more user customization and third party applications. Apple has announced an SDK (software developer kit) to be release for the iPhone coming in February 2008, but by then there may be a new player in town.
The long anticipated and highly rumored Google Phone is on it’s way! Not only that, but it’s operating system will be based on Linux and Java. That is a freely available and open software development language on top of an open-source and highly customizable operating system. Will the behemoth Google be able to put a dent in the momentum that is the iPhone? Will the openness of the Google Phone be able to woo otherwise iPhone buyers?
See what the world is saying about it:
Google Goes On Disrupting: Last Week OpenSocial, This Week Open Phones (Java Developer’s Journal)
USA Today’s Eleventh Hour Google Phone Facts/Speculation/Hype (Gizmodo)
Google enlists help for Google Phone (USA Today)