Steve suggested that the Android activation numbers that everyone’s slapping each other’s backs about are probably bogus. He said the dozens of different flavours of Android make developing apps a nightmare. He said Android wasn’t really an “open” platform and that, in any event, “open” doesn’t always win. He said Android-based tablets will be dead on arrival. He said he was highly confident that Apple is going to smoke Android over the long haul.
Well, that’s a lot of trashing. And Google has finally responded.
(A kind reader was nice enough to translate it for us below):
Here’s our reader’s translation:
It’s a set of operating commands to load Android onto a unix system (presumably linux which runs on just about everything).
*mkdir android – makes a directory called “android”
* cd android – changes directory to the new android directory
* the next longwinded command downloads code to generate an Android system (and yes – you can see how that works)
* I do not know what repo sync does –
* and the last command is the compilation command.
It’s a nice tease because obviously nobody much needs to “make android” – but hey – it is open.