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Android as middle ware
Authored by: Gringo_ on Wednesday, November 21 2012 @ 07:45 AM EST

What I find interesting is the concept of non-Android devices running Android apps. RIM's Playbook had that ability, and I bet their new phone, running QNX and due out the end of January will likely support Android apps as well. Thus they can leap frog over the problem that Win8 phone OS is faced with - a new OS without enough apps.

Why I find that interesting is we may be seeing Android emerging as the dominant platform - platform in the sense of Middle Ware, that can serve and supplant the role Microsoft played in the early decades as a universal platform.

Thus, we come full circle. In the early days when Java threatened to be the new universal platform running on top of Windows, Microsoft killed it with embrace, extend, and extinguish strategy. Earlier Novel tried to become middle ware on Windows, and we know they met the same fate. However, Microsoft has no power over Android, as it doesn't run on Windows. They would have been smart to make the Win8 phones and the Surface run Android apps, but I am sure they wouldn't ever consider that, as their pride would prevent them from such blasphemous thoughts. Now their pride will carry them into oblivion, in due course.

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Remember too that Tizen running on Samsung will be able to run Android apps.
Authored by: Imaginos1892 on Wednesday, November 21 2012 @ 02:02 PM EST
So, Samsung is eating Sony's TV dinner?
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Mrs. Tweedy! The chickens are revolting!

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