Friday, June 18, 2010

I wonder what all the people whining about Android fragmentation.....

..... have to say, now that they have to worry about the old iPhones, iPhone4 and iPad.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Android and Trust

One legitimate concern that users/security folks have about Android is around the trustworthiness of applications in the Android Market.

Given that Google doesn't censor applications in the Market, how can a user be comfortable that an app she is downloading isn't malicious. Particularly given that the granularity of permissions still leaves something to be desired.

I wonder if it makes sense for Google to offer/contract out the job of testing 3rd party applications for security/privacy issues. Developers can pay for this testing. In return, they get a "seal of approval", which allows lay users to download and run them comfortably.

Anybody has opinions on this?

Monday, June 7, 2010


Just saw Steve Job's announcement at WWDC about iPhone4/iOS4.0

Nice display, but otherwise I wasn't very impressed. Would still prefer my Nexus one (ideally with a keyboard).

Any Android users disagree?

Any iPhone users drooling for free turn-by-turn navigation, SkyMap, Gesture Search, Voice input, Voice translation, Google Goggles, Calling Card app (to automatically dial an international number through a calling card service - eg. Reliance, AirTel)?