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    • An introduction to Android
    • What is Android?
      • Android is the first free, open source and fully customizable mobile platform
    • What is Android?
      • Bought by Google in an effort to extend its reach from the computer-based internet to the mobile internet
      • Developed by the Open Handset Alliance , a group of more than 30 companies, including Google, T-Mobile, Intel, HTC, Qualcomm and Motorola, etc...
      • A fully integrated bundle of software that will significantly lower the current costs and time for developing mobile devices and services
    • What is Android?
      • Android is currently available on the G1 from T-Mobile
        • Manufactured by HTC
        • More devices rumored to be arriving later in 2009 from HTC, LG, Samsung, Garmin, etc…
    • Android applications
        • Applications access core mobile device functionality through standard APIs
        • Through intents, applications can announce their capabilities for other applications to use
      Applications without borders Applications embed the web Applications run in parallel
        • Applications can easily embed HTML, Javascript, and style sheets
        • While running in the background, an application can produce notifications to get users’ attention
    • Android applications An overview of apps is available on the Android Market site, but apps can only be downloaded via the device
    • Android / G1 vs iPhone Flash available soon Flash prohibited by T&C No MMS available 8 GB & 16 GB versions All controls on touchscreen Standard 3.5 mm headphone jack Thinner, lighter; fits in case; elegant Multi-touch (patented) Ship for new battery; memory fixed No multi-tasking, except for music Built-in media player Virtual keypad; multi-lingual; fixed iPhone MMS is standard Only 192 MB; can buy micro SD Touchscreen and trackball controls 5-pin mini-USB plug for headphones Bulky; case won’t fit No multi-touch, only “long touch” Change battery / memory at any time Applications run in background Weak video playback Physical keypad; slides out Android / G1 PUSH Advantage
    • Android / G1 vs iPhone – Weather
      • Similarities
      • Local navigation
      • Differences
      • iPhone: Access to more weather options is present on screen
      • iPhone: Share functionality
    • Android / G1 vs iPhone – Games
      • Similarities
      • Accelerometer mode
      • Swipe mode
      • Differences
      • iPhone: Touchscreen D-Pad
      • Android / G1: Trackball
      • Access to menu options
    • Android / G1 limitations
      • Only sync with Gmail; no Exchange or desktop Outlook syncing
      • No speed dialing
      • No video recording functionality
      • No notes, tasks, or to-do list applications pre-installed
      • Basic navigation – back and forward – and bookmarks are hidden
        • Press “Menu”, then “More” for these options
      • No Bluetooth stereo, contacts exchange, modem pairing or wireless keyboards
      • Not truly open-source?
        • Google criticized for trying to control the system
    • Publishing applications to the Android Market
      • Register using a Google account ($25 fee)
        • Upload the application whenever you want, as many times as you want , and then publish it when ready
      • Once published, users can browse to the application, download it and rate it
      • Unlike Apple's App Store, Google's Android Market doesn't have any approval process for applications
        • After registration, developers can offer their applications in the store without any further validation or approval
        • Apple’s approval can take a month or more
    • Android resources
        • Brief introduction to Android, with some helpful links and videos
        • A little more robust, with more content and links
        • Overview of available Android applications
        • Android development community
        • Useful site with information on getting started
        • Developers blog
        • Android community with articles, forums, blogs, etc…
    • Questions? Erik Fields Senior User Experience Architect THINK Interactive email: efields (at)