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LAPTOP Magazine: Android is the New Windows Mobile

October 9, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka

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LAPTOP Magazine: Android is the New Windows Mobile

Android is the new Windows Mobile according to LAPTOP Editor-in-Chief Mark Spoonauer. And he means that in a good way.

In his weekly column, Spoonauer argues that the fragmentation of Android from one device to the next is leading Google’s mobile OS to prosperity. He praises MOTOBLUR and Sense, citing them as examples of how this differentiation between devices helps Android advance.

Despite recent news that Motorola is ignoring Windows Mobile in favor of Android and my belief that Microsoft is in denial regarding the strength of WinMo 6.5, I was surprised by this development. Keep in mind; this is the same Mark Spoonauer who previously treated Android as an “also-ran” among smartphone operating systems. Now he’s recognized Android’s viability and sees its potential.

You can read Spoonauer’s full column at LAPTOP. What do you think? Agree or disagree?