Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Economist Endorses Senator Obama

The Economist endorses Senator Obama for President.

The why is summed up in part by the endorsement—"if only the real John McCain had been running"—and in part by last week's Conservatives for Obama, so-called Obamacon:

The biggest brigade in the Obamacon army consists of libertarians, furious with Mr Bush’s big-government conservatism, worried about his commitment to an open-ended "war on terror," and disgusted by his cavalier way with civil rights.

Of course, the endorsement should be no surprise. The Economist has a history of endorsing the other party: Governor Reagan in 1980, Governor Clinton in 1992, Senator Dole in 1996, Governor Bush in 2000, and Senator Kerry in 2004.

With this heady endorsement, the Illinois senator might just win.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Android is Now Open Source

Via my coworkers at the Android Developers Blog: Android is now open source.

Android is the first free, open source, and fully customizable mobile platform. Android offers a full stack: an operating system, middleware, and key mobile applications. It also contains a rich set of APIs that allows third-party developers to develop great applications.

Across my career, I am most proud of Android—as a platform, as a family of phones, and as a catalyst for change in an otherwise closed industry. But the most exciting part is what's next. Download the SDK and start hacking.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Android!

Download the Android SDK 1.0 release 1.

Walt Mossberg: "The first real competitor to the iPhone ... the software is slick ... the G1 is a powerful, versatile device."

But the sui generis: Android is open to developers, open to consumers, and open to handset manufacturers. Cannot wait to see what's next.