Can Android succeed?

Well this week was certainly less eventful, and much of the blogosphere continued its analysis of the fallout from some of the previous week’s news.

Naturally, much attention is still being lavished on Google’s Android platform, with Francis Sideco, senior analyst for wireless communication, at analyst iSuppli wondering whether Google’s foray into mobile phones can succeed. Informa’s own Michael Carroll certainly seems to think so.

Moving on from the analysis of Sprint and Clearwire’s parting of ways over WiMAX this week, there was commentary from Michael Paxton, senior analyst with In-Stat, on Sprint’s decision to halt the rollout of its Pivot mobile-phone service, which is being offered through a venture with four US cable TV operators.

Meanwhile, Julie Ask at Jupiter Research considered the User Generated Content goldmine on mobile phones, while colleague Ian Fogg took a look at Palm OS classic/Garnet, which is being launched, officially, for the Nokia tablet range.

Dean Bubley, over at Disruptive Analysis, had some further commentary on his predictions for VoIP subscriber growth over the next five years.

And in the gaming world, Wired has a piece on Id Software’s – of Doom and Quake fame – moves into the mobile space. Interestingly, Id is critical of Apple’s attitude to game developers. I wonder whether the release of the SDK next year and a hopefully more supportive attitude, will change this situation.

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