Jim McKeith has recently posted a webinar replay called “Get the most out of Android with 10.3 Rio”. It’s worth watching and it’s at.
In the webinar Jim points out that Android is now the most used operating system in the world (in terms of numbers of devices it is installed on). He also points out that Samsung are much more involved in the control and steering of Android then many people realise (most folk just assume Android = Google).
Samsung have the “Dex” scheme (short for “Desktop Experience”) which allows users to quickly and effectively turn their smart phone into a desktop PC. Clearly another attempt at encouraging the world to drop Windows.
What does all this mean to software developers?
The short answer is that any new projects that are likely to be “on going” (and professionally developed software that isn’t aiming to be “on going” is a contradiction in terms) should be designed with a view to migration from one platform to another being a genuine consideration.