Google's launches the first Android-based phones today. Most of the press is focusing on Android as a competitor to Apple's iPhone. Apple has redefined the phone as the mobile web platform, and for those who don't care about iTunes integration, Android-based phones will provide a compelling alternative. Though Google's promise of a truly open platform is limited by the fact that the first Android phone only works on T-Mobile's 3G network.
WRT to the business market, we will need to see if Google and Android developers are ready to meet needs for security and data protection, as well as synchronization with Office platforms such as Exchange or Notes.
Still, the growth of the mobile web platform is something that no enterprise IT architect should ignore.
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