HTC to Focus on Android Over Other Platforms?

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android-logo1We keep hearing that a lot of OEMs are working on Android (s goog) smartphones, even though only a few have made it to market. There is an explosion of Android phones set to appear this year and early next year. Phone maker HTC is one of the biggest players in the smartphone world, and the largest maker of Windows Mobil phones around. It produces some of the most popular phones on the market, the Touch and Touch Pro among them.

HTC was the first on the Android train, producing the original T-Mobile G1 and the recent myTouch 3G for the carrier. The company has made it clear that it believes Android is a large part of their future phone development, and a rumor coming out of Asia indicates how large a role Android might play. According to DigiTimes, HTC intends to make Android the platform of choice on over 50 percent of its future phones. This fits in with what we see from HTC, and if true this is a big blow to Windows Mobile (s msft), the platform on the major portion of HTC’s lineup for some time.

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Not exactly on this topic, but seems to me that there is a really troubling disconnect between the Android and Chrome/ChromeOS teams.
For me they got the story backwards. While the handset OS is promoting full Java like API the desktop (netbook is just a cover as we all know) OS is promoting extensions within the browser.
There is a disconnection here and they will do themselves a huge favor is someone will start synchronizing the teams.

For instance just as an example, they need to make sure that Android apps will run even on the full Chrome browser.
Soon Moorestown will allow to run Android over Moblin and thus running Chrome on that would be a logical next step. There will be a blend between platforms, and the only difference will eventually be the screen size and less the power of the device.
They should plan ahead for a consistent story otherwise this whole strategy of theirs will break along the way.


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